By IVES GALARCEP
The Los Angeles Galaxy created a few chances on Wednesday night against the Portland Timbers, but every time they did, they saw a familiar face thwart their attempts to find the net.
Former Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts turned in a strong performance in goal to keep the Galaxy at bay and help his Timbers earn a road point in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night at the newly-named StubHub Center.
The draw kept the Timbers unbeaten on the road, while pushing their league-best unbeaten streak to 14 matches, the longest ever streak for a team led by a first-year head coach and sixth-longest streak in league history (the MLS record is 19 by the Columbus Crew in 2004/2005).
Timbers coach Caleb Porter watched the centerback tandem of Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Pa-Modou Kah stifle the Galaxy’s dangerous tandem of Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan, who never could quite getting going against the towering duo.
When the Galaxy could find space in the final third, Ricketts stepped up to the challenge, delivering four saves for the shutout, the Timbers’ seventh of the season and third shutout in four matches.
The draw pushed the Galaxy’s winless streak to three matches, and record in their past eight matches to 2-5-1.
Here are the match highlights:
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