Galaxy stars hand Timbers 3-1 loss
Donovan, Beckham score against Portland
Saturday, April 14, 2012
CARSON, Calif. — Landon Donovan and David Beckham scored goals and Los Angeles beat the Portland Timbers 3-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Galaxy’s two-game losing skid.
Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute for the defending champion Galaxy, who had struggled in the season’s early going.
Kris Boyd scored goal for Portland, which lost its fourth game in a row.
Juninho broke a deadlock when he won a loose ball outside the box. The Brazilian unleashed a strike from 23 yards out that never got more than a few inches off the ground and nestled into the left corner of the net.
Beckham followed it with his first goal of the season, from long range, and then went sliding into the corner area to celebrate.
GALAXY 3, TIMBERS 1
Portland 1 0—1
Los Angeles 1 2—3
First half—1, Portland, Boyd 3 (Alexander), 23rd minute. 2, Los Angeles, Donovan 1 (Keane), 44th.
Second half—3, Los Angeles, Juninho 1, 83rd. 4, Los Angeles, Beckham 1 (Donovan), 90th+.
Goalies—Portland, Troy Perkins; Los Angeles, Josh Saunders.
Yellow Cards—Boyd, Portland, 14th; Mosquera, Portland, 26th.
Portland—Troy Perkins, Eric Brunner, Hanyer Mosquera, Steven Purdy, Mike Chabala, Darlington Nagbe, Diego Chara, Kalif Alhassan (Franck Songo’o, 58th), Eric Alexander, Jack Jewsbury (Lovel Palmer, 74th), Kris Boyd (Jorge Perlaza, 81st).
Los Angeles—Josh Saunders, Sean Franklin, Todd Dunivant, Tommy Meyer, David Junior Lopes, David Beckham, Juninho, Mike Magee (Pat Noonan, 81st), Landon Donovan, Chad Barrett (Edson Buddle, 67th), Robbie Keane.