The match, played on the outside pitch at the Galaxy’s Home Depot Center, was the final piece of action for the Timbers who have been undergoing their pre-season in California.
Uruguayan recruit Paolo Cardozo gave the Galaxy the lead in the 48th minute after receiving a nice Brian Jordan pass from the right flank before Portland’s Ugandan trialist Brian Umony leveled two minutes later with a neat finish from just outside the six-yard box. Umony most recently played in South Africa with University of Pretoria after a season with SuperSport United.
Timbers coach John Spencer was content after the hit out but said the club would now harness training in a little to prepare for their debut MLS season.
“In the second half, our energy levels were very good," Spencer said. "There was a little more bite in the game. In the first half, the pace of the game was a bit slower but to be expected in our position.
"I knew the fitness levels were not where we need to be. We've picked up a couple of injuries and we're trying to pull the reins back so we don't get any more injuries."