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Oct 19, 2015 at 12am UK at The Home Depot Center
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy
PortlandPortland Timbers
Keane (36', 84')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Adi (65', 68' pen.), Chara (74'), Nagbe (85'), Urruti (90')

Result: Five-star Portland Timbers turnaround stuns Los Angeles Galaxy

Portland Timbers produce a rousing second half to come from behind and beat Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2, courtesy of a brace from Fanendo Adi.

Fanendo Adi struck a second-half brace as Portland Timbers came from behind to beat Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2 and boost their MLS playoff hopes.

Bruce Arena's men, who had already sealed their MLS Cup berth, came within inches of moving ahead inside just four minutes, with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard watching a free kick cannon off the crossbar.

It was Leonardo's turn to rattle the woodwork with a header on 18 minutes, before Giovani dos Santos fired a rebound just wide as luck continued to shine on Portland.

The hosts finally earned the breakthrough shortly after the half-hour mark, when Keane's first-time volley from outside the box found the top corner to leave Adam Kwarasey with no chance.

Galaxy rested on their laurels and the Timbers started the second period well, before flipping the game on its head midway through the half. First, Adi levelled up on 65 minutes, before converting a penalty three minutes later after being fouled by Dan Gargan in the area.

Diego Chara added a third in the final quarter as the visitors took a big step toward the points, but Keane reduced the arrears with six minutes to play.

However, Darlington Nagbe struck moments later, as did Maximiliano Urruti, as Portland rounded off an emphatic second-half display to move fourth in the Western Conference by three points, with one game to play.

They host bottom-of-the-table Colorado Rapids in Oregon next week.

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Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates with Alan Gordon #9 and Baggio Husidic #6 after scoring the Galaxy's second goal in the second half against the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center on March 6, 2015
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