The Portland Timbers beat LA Galaxy in a showcase of their offensive ability
It has been a great run of form for the Portland Timbers in the last three weeks. The Western Conference club has gone undefeated in their last five Major League Soccer fixtures. Four of their last five matches have been victories which have allowed them to move up the table into second place.
During this winning streak, the Timbers have showcased their offensive firepower on multiple occasions. On Wednesday, the Timbers unleashed six goals in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy. This was the second time during the winning streak the Timbers scored six goals in a match. Against the San Jose Earthquakes, they registered six goals in a resounding 6-1 win.
Goals from multiple sources
The Timbers have had multiple contributors when it comes to goal scoring this season. Their ever-reliable veteran Diego Valeri has been joined by Jeremy Ebobisse, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Yimmi Chara, and Felipe Mora as goal scorers. All of these players have scored three goals or more so far in 2020.
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Having multiple goal scorers has been one of the strengths the Timbers have shown during the 2020 campaign. They have a host of players who are capable of recording goals for their club.
There is not a single source of goals or a player who they rely on the most to get the finishing touch. When this group of players is at their best the Timbers are a very tough club to defeat.
Against the Galaxy, they showed they can outduel other clubs when matches turn into an offensive battle. As the season continues the Timbers could solidify that they have one of the best attacking units in MLS.
Mora turning out to be a great signing
One of the best players for the Timbers offensively has been Mora. Mora joined the Timbers in the winter ahead of the start of the 2020 season. He was a proven goal scorer in previous seasons in Liga MX with Cruz Azul and Pumas. So far it appears he is capable of becoming a consistent goal scorer in MLS as well. His brace against the Galaxy increased his goal tally to six goals in 11 appearances.
The Chilean forward is capable of being impactful whether he’s in the starting XI or entering as a substitute. Two of his regular-season goals have come as a substitute which included a goal against the Seattle Sounders in a 2-1 victory. The remaining four goals he’s scored have come when he is in the starting XI. There’s no question Mora has been a great acquisition for the Timbers who only benefit from having him on the squad. He gets the job done in whichever role he is asked to play in.