Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers: Rating the Galaxy Players

Where has this been, everybody? It's a victory for Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy, who left it late and ran it up on the Portland Timbers 3-1 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

A solid victory means good player ratings. So, here they are.


Josh Saunders 7

Only had to make two saves all contest, but he made them count when it mattered most, and he also made his routine collections. The goal suffered by Chicken Thief Kris Boyd was unfortunate, as replays show he was possibly offsides.

Saunders nearly gave up two more goals to Portland, but aside from that, it was smooth sailing.


Sean Franklin 7.5

This was the first time in a while that I actually saw Sean Franklin test Troy Perkins with a couple of strikes. You can see from the look in his face that he, like the rest of the team, were simply sick and tired of their lack of form.

Sometimes that can cause you to ...

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