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World News – US – Portland Timbers beats LA Galaxy 6-3, improves league record for best away goal

It didn't rain, it didn't rain, but the Timbers certainly scored

The Portland Timbers face the Vancouver Whitecaps in an MLS game at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, Sunday September 27, 2020 Sean Meagher / Staff

The defense is often said to win games But for the Portland Timbers, scoring a ton of goals worked just as well on Wednesday night

The Timbers extended a four-game winning streak with an explosive 6-3 win over LA Galaxy thanks to sensational goals from Diego Valeri and Jeremy Ebobisse in the lead

With the result, the Timbers (27 points, 8-4-3) remain in second place in the Western Conference standings, just behind the Seattle Sounders The Galaxy (15 points, 4-8-3) remains last

Right after halftime, Valeri scored a skillful and difficult goal worthy of the Timbers’ all-time top scorer He ran over a bouncing ball and chipped Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham on the half. volley with a swivel shot on his body

Ebobisse scored a powerful left-footed free kick in the 23rd minute Ebobisse and Valeri, the usual free-kick shooter, lined up behind the ball – but it was Ebobisse who ran forward and hit it , going around the wall and aiming for the nearest pole Bingham had a hand, but not strong enough to hold it back

The goal came from Ebobisse’s very first direct free-kick shot in 72 regular-season MLS games Ebobisse also tied the Timbers’ record for most consecutive appearances on Wednesday

“We all know Diego is our free kick taker, but he’s a really humble leader,” Ebobisse said. “If anyone else feels confident at some point and asks respectfully, he honor him unless he feels really confident in what he is about to do on the part »

« We both looked at the wall and felt he was a bit closer for a right-handed player, and he wanted to give me a chance to score, » Ebobisse added « It’s just about her character »

Felipe Mora opened the scoring for the Timbers in the 14th minute after Yimmi Chara ran on a backline pass from his brother Diego Chara and brought the ball back into the box Mora finished with a single shot at the far post

Against the run of the game, LA Galaxy defender Julian Arajo knocked out the Timbers in the 34th minute with his first career goal From outside the box he fired a rocket low and inside the far post, just out of reach of Timbers goaltender Steve Clark

Six minutes later, the Galaxy nearly scored again, forcing Timbers defender Pablo Bonilla to serve as the last line of defense twice, knocking out balls that passed Clark The streak began when Efrain Álvarez chipped Clark and Bonilla cleared the ball But it bounced off defender Larrys Mabiala’s shoulder and back to goal, prompting Bonilla to clear the goal line.

The Timbers’ defense came to a halt in the 54th minute, allowing the Galaxy to strike another goal from a throw-in Cristian Pavón received the throw-in and made a cross for Ethan Zubak

The Timbers’ goal tearing continued, however, with a goal from Mora in the 60th minute and a goal from Mabiala in the 64th minute

Pavon struck in the 70th minute with a powerful strike from outside the box which Clark put in but couldn’t block.But the Timbers responded once again, and Ebobisse topped the scoring in the 80th minute with another goal, his eighth of the year

It was an exciting game and a comfortable win for the Timbers, but Savarese saw more room for improvement

« We did a lot of good things – a lot of good play, a lot of good performances from the players, » said Savarese « I think we could still be a little better offensively We could have found more space even though we scored a lot of goals, and defensively we need to be a little tighter « 

The Timbers are on a four-game winning streak, and the last place Galaxy has slumped again, extending their losing streak to five

The Timbers entered Wednesday’s game averaging 24 goals on the road, the best in MLS – a stat that their six-goal game in Los Angeles will only get better They beat the Quakes of land from San Jose 6-1 two weeks ago

Portland has been neck and neck with historic rival Seattle in the standings for weeks now – overtaking the Sounders would be a welcome development for fans – but Savarese said the Timbers couldn’t be worried about it

“We have to respect our time and not just watch Seattle,” said Savarese “We have to look at every game in front of us and try to get three points It’s the only way for us to continue on the path we have plotted « 

The Timbers have had an unexpected 10-day rest ahead of this game Saturday game against Colorado Rapids postponed after several Rapids players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 The game of the Rapids on Wednesday against LAFC was also postponed, their third in a row

The coronavirus pandemic has made this MLS season much more difficult than usual Teams arrive and depart the same day of away games to avoid spending the night in hotels, a measure to avoid exposure to COVID-19 This isn’t a small change considering that Timbers average over 2,000 miles per trip on the road in normal season

But MLS season will be shorter due to COVID-19 disruption The MLS season was suspended in March until the MLS is Back tournament in July, and the regular season will only feature 23 games, up from 34

Then the Timbers host the San Jose earthquakes Sunday without fans before heading to Utah midweek to face Real Salt Lake

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