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  • September 30, 2012
  • • 19:10
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: A. Chapman
  • • Attendance: 17649
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - LA Galaxy

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - LA Galaxy

Victor Decolongon

Two weeks on from a comprehensive LA win, Colorado faces the Galaxy with its playoff future in the balance.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Moor, Wynne, Marshall, Zapata; Rivero, Larentowicz, Thomas, Castrillon; Casey, Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); FW Edu (R foot contusion); MF Davy Armstrong (personal medical issue)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Brian Mullan (L hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle soreness); FW Conor Casey (R knee soreness); FW Tony Cascio (L ankle sprain)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Wilhelmsson, Sarvas, Juninho, Magee; Donovan, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Los Angeles is one of three teams that have secured berths in the postseason. The Galaxy are second in the West, with 49 points.
  • Colorado is angling for one of the two spots left in the Western Conference. The Rapids, on 30 points, are two points above bottom and eight points away from fifth.
  • Colorado will be eliminated from playoff contention if it loses this match and the Vancouver Whitecaps win this weekend.
  • Robbie Keane has 10 goals in his last 12 games for a total of 14 goals in 2012. The Irish striker is in a three-way tie for second in the MLS goalscoring charts. Landon Donovan is tied with Graham Zusi for the league lead in assists, on 14.
  • These teams met two weeks ago in California. LA claimed a 2-0 win at home, with Keane and new signing Christian Wilhelmsson scoring.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

LA Galaxy

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
15%
85%

Top 3 Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL
Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 3
LA Galaxy GAL
Colorado Rapids RAP
0 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL

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