CARSON, Calif. — Sacha Kljestan scored on a penalty kick in the final minutes in the LA Galaxy’s 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
The Galaxy (12-11-6) have won two straight against the Timbers (14-11-4), who ended a four-game winning streak.
Kljestan scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time after Efrain Alvarez drew a foul in the Timbers’ box. Javier Hernández scored in the 62nd for the Galaxy.
Sebastián Blanco’s goal tied it for the Timbers in the 72nd minute.
GALAXY 2, TIMBERS 1
Portland 0 1—1
LA Galaxy 0 2—2
Second Half—1, LA Galaxy, Chicharito, 13 (Vazquez), 62nd minute; 2, Portland, Blanco, 4 (Moreno), 72nd; 3, LA Galaxy, Kljestan, 4 (penalty kick), 90th+3.
Goalies—Portland, Steve Clark, Aljaz Ivacic; LA Galaxy, Jonathan Bond, Jonathan Klinsmann.
Yellow Cards—Chicharito, LA Galaxy, 38th; Bonilla, Portland, 44th; Chara, Portland, 64th; Kljestan, LA Galaxy, 87th; Joveljic, LA Galaxy, 90th+6.
Referee—Victor Rivas. Assistant Referees—Michael Barwegen, Eduardo Mariscal, Jorge Gonzalez. 4th Official—Chris Ruska.
Portland—Steve Clark; Pablo Bonilla (Zac McGraw, 89th), Larrys Mabiala, Jose Van Rankin, Dario Zuparic; Sebastian Blanco (Diego Valeri, 89th), Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes (George Fochive, 83rd); Dairon Asprilla (Santiago Moreno, 65th), Yimmi Chara, Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Felipe Mora, 65th).
LA Galaxy—Jonathan Bond; Julian Araujo, Nick DePuy, Niko Hamalainen, Derrick Williams; Jonathan Dos Santos (Sacha Kljestan, 62nd), Samuel Grandsir (Dejan Joveljic, 83rd), Rayan Raveloson, Victor Vazquez (Sebastian Lletget, 70th); Kevin Cabral (Efrain Alvarez, 63rd), Chicharito.