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FC Dallas is in what is more or less a must win situation Saturday night against the LA Galaxy which is sitting in the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 30 points

Dallas is currently in seventh place, eight points behind Los Angeles, and a win tonight could vault the Texans back into the thick of the hunt, while a loss would surely put their postseason aspirations on life support.

The Hoops finally jumped out of the bottom of the West with an emphatic 5-0 beatdown of Portland last week, and they will look to continue that momentum against a surging Galaxy side that is unbeaten in its last four games.

The Dallas defence will be thrilled that Landon Donovan is suspended for the match, which takes one of Bruce Arena's prime weapons off the pitch. Another major player highly likely to see no action is David Beckham, who was in London yesterday for the Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Unfortunately, FCD have an injury of their own to worry about as Blas Perez is listed as doubtful for the match, taking a big offensive piece out of the equation.

Hoops have the fifth-worst goals allowed in MLS, while LA has the second most potent offense with 38 goals on the campaign so far.

A Dallas victory sees a payout of 2.30, while the draw result is sitting at 3.20.

FCD has done relatively well at home with a record of 4-2-6 (W-L-T), while LA’s road results have generated a 4-5-2 record, with those games producing close to 3.5 goals a game, making the over 2.5 total goals look like a good option at 1.84 even without the offensive duo of Beckham and Donovan out of the game.

LA can be had at a respectable 2.62, which does not sound like a bad bet at all for a team that has performed as well as it has over the last month.

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