LA Galaxy needed to win. This is the match LA Galaxy fans didn’t want to miss, tonight, Wednesday October 28 in an away game and in hope to see LA do anything to keep their playoff leap alive.
Portland was prepared for a difficult match against the five-time champion Galaxy who are in need of points and a win tonight to fuel their playoff hopes.
It's now eight losses in their last eight matches for the Galaxy, who suffered a 2-0 El Trafico defeat. The Galaxy were reduced to 10 men in the 22nd minute when center back Giancarlo Gonzalez was given a straight red card by referee Kevin Stott for denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. Danny Musovski scored a debated opening goal early in the second half and Carlos Vela tacked on a stoppage-time insurance goal and now this to Portland Lumbar Timber
"LA GALAXY has a big responsibility representing CA. As head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said before " I was surprised when I saw the play, the ball is very clearly out. Even the player for LAFC checked with the linesman, what he is doing, because he realized the ball was out and it was a corner. I think more important thing that changed the game, was the mistake by the VAR, not the red. Because the ref can sometimes make a mistake, but the VAR has to figure out that the ref was wrong. It was very clear the ball was out. I don’t know why the VAR didn’t say that, because the ball is out." Head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto
And just with a header that backs the net at minute 17, —LA Galaxy with it backs against the wall gave up the first goal Portland had an up one zero with a fantastic header against LA Galaxy and was defeated.
After a long process for the LA Galaxy to land the Argentine star Cristian Pavon on the two goals he helped contribute to the team taking Galaxy on its back. They may be in for another round of negotiations to keep him. But either way he delivered this match.
It wasn’t a good team tonight LA Galaxy was not their tonight the unexpected 5-2 gave Pavon a tremendous performance representing his team.
And scoring right away for Portland Valeri (P) added three more to his goal list along with J. Niezgoda 6’, 19’, E. Williamson 60’ A. Polo 74’
Leaving Galaxy with little inspiration and possession. Only scoring two of its opportunities and with hope and little strength pushing till the end plus minutes.
Meanwhile J. Hernandez is on twitch streaming, living life.