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  • September 9, 2011
  • • 11:07 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 20068

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Colorado Rapids

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The Galaxy look to continue on its way to the Supporters' Shield in a Friday night matchup against Colorado.

LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Donovan, Beckham, Juninho, Magee; Cristman, Keane.


OUT: DF Sean Alvarado (R knee surgery); DF Gregg Berhalter (R foot sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery);

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); GK Donovan Ricketts (L ulna fracture)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Earls, Wynne, Marshall, Kimura; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Nyassi, Folan.


OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L knee sprain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain);

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)

  • The Galaxy drew 2-2 at Kansas City on Labor Day in its most recent league match. Sean Franklin scored both goals.

  • The Rapids fell 2-0 at Chicago in their most recent match on Aug. 27. The loss snapped their unbeaten streak at six games.
  • The Galaxy can become the first team in MLS to clinch a spot in the 2011 playoffs with either a win or a draw against Colorado, combined with Chivas USA, New York and Portland Timbers all failing to win on Saturday.
  • Colorado stalwart defender Drew Moor will miss this match due to card accumulation.
  • The Galaxy has yet to lose at home this season, posting a 8-0-5 record.
  • David Beckham is now the sixth player in LA Galaxy history to record 12 assists in one season. He currently sits in second place in MLS in assists, one behind Houston's Brad Davis.


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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
-Bryan JordanStriker
32David BeckhamMidfielder
-Paolo Daniel CardozoMidfielder
19Chad BarrettStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
-Frankie HejdukDefender
9Mike MageeMidfielder
-Miguel LópezMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
-Jovan KirovskiStriker
7Robbie KeaneStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
2Danny EarlsDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
18Caleb FolanStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Michael HolodyDefender
-Scott PalgutaDefender
16Ross LaBauexMidfielder
-Joseph NaneMidfielder
-Sanna NyassiMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
Players to Watch
Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
22 13 1 0
Jeff Larentowicz
Jeff Larentowicz
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
24 4 0 0
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