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How to Watch LAFC vs. Portland Timbers: Lineups, odds, game thread

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Can Black-and-gold bounce back at home?

MLS: Portland Timbers at Los Angeles FC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Lineups:

Bob Bradley brings back most of his (available) starters, with Tristan Blackmon out injured here.

Portland will rotate a bit, some out of necessity and some to bring some fresh faces in.


Los Angeles Football Club are coming off two straight losses, again, and are aiming to get back on track, as they are scheduled to host the Portland Timbers Sunday night at Banc of California Stadium.

LAFC have lost four of their last five games, by far their worst stretch ever in their short history. After Bob Bradley made sweeping changes to the XI following another chastening El Trafico loss to the LA Galaxy, the subsequent meeting against Real Salt Lake ended very badly, with a rotated LAFC getting spanked 3-0 midweek.

They’ll go against a Timbers side that have won one of their last four games after winning the MLS is Back Tournament, but their most recent result was a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders, so things may be looking up for them. However, their best player this season, Sebastian Blanco, has torn his ACL and is confirmed out for the foreseeable future.

So this won’t be an easy game, but the Timbers haven’t been world-beaters either. LAFC are going through a crisis but a win here could give them some momentum to get over this rough patch and get back on track. Will it happen? Stay tuned as we follow along.

Odds:

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LAFC are (-200) while Portland are (+450). The odds of a draw are (+370). The bookmakers continue to make LAFC huge favorites in game after game. Now it’s time for them to come through on that immense belief.

How to Watch:

Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Timbers will be televised locally on YouTube TV and EstrellaTV, and in the rest of the country on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8 pm PT with kickoff to follow.

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