The Portland Timbers (7-4-3) will look to continue its three-match winning streak Wednesday evening against the Los Angeles Galaxy (4-7-3).
With a win and a Seattle loss to Real Salt Lake Wednesday night, the Timbers can enter a tie for first place in the Western Conference with 27 points apiece. Both teams will have played 15 regular season games by the end of the night.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy are the last-place team in the Western Conference but are just three points below the red line.
Portland Timbers at Los Angeles Galaxy -- everything you need to know:
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Where: Digital Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California
Time: 7:30 p.m. PT
TV: Root Sports
In the last matchup between the teams, the Galaxy earned three points at Providence Park with a 3-2 victory on September 2.
"With the [LA Galaxy] also, we have to give them credit," said Savarese following the defeat in September. "They were very good in transition. They were good in finding spaces in some moments and they hurt us in particular moments. Definitely areas where we need to be better."
However, Portland did not play all of its starters that game and a disallowed Ebobisse goal was the difference between earning a tie and losing.
"I think with the team that we put in today, I was very pleased with the performance," added Savarsese. "At the end, many of the guys that came in, just came in with an unbelievable attitude and I think they deserved more. Definitely a goal that I think, watching it, looks like it’s definitely a goal. So, I think definitely the result should have been at least 3-3.”
Portland will be seeking revenge Wednesday evening.