The Galaxy raced into an early 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes inside the first 11 minutes and instantly left Portland with it all to do.
The Timbers rallied throughout the remainder of the game, firing twice as many shots as LA over the course of the game but Zarek Valentin’s strike on the stroke of halftime wasn’t enough to prevent defeat for the hosts.
The Galaxy remain in third in the West, six points off Dallas at the top. Portland fell out of the playoff spots and into seventh with the defeat.
Check out photos from Saturday’s game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Denise McCooey.