Galaxy 1 Portland Timbers 0
It was a game the Galaxy needed to win to win at home for their self-belief, against a struggling oppponent after a lengthy period of enforced reflection. And they duly did.
*Staff Writer Phil Collin explains the significance of the win for goalkeeper Josh Saunders – for more than one reason.
No one is throwing any parties yet:
Still, doesn’t this look better?
Next for the Galaxy: at Real Salt Lake Wednesday, then back home Saturday in Carson to face the Vancouver Whitecaps.