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Champions League

  • August 23, 2012
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: J. Peñaloza Soto
  • • Attendance: 10574

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy - Metapan

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy - Metapan

Jonathan Ferrey

The Galaxy open group play with a home fixture against Metapan.

LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Dunivant, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Franklin; Stephens, Beckham, Juninho, Jimenez; Donovan, Keane


OUT: FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation);

QUESTIONABLE: DF David Junior Lopes (L ankle sprain); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
Metapan (4-4-2): Hernandez; Aquino, Mejia, Molina, Sanchez; Martinez, Perla, Munoz, Suarez; Ramirez, Flores Jaco

  • The furthest that Metapan has ever advanced in the CONCACAF Champions League was the quarterfinal during the 2011-12 campaign.
  • The El Salvadorian club has won its Primera Division six times since 2007.
  • Its squad is made up of primarily El Salvadorians in addition to a pair of Hondurans, one Uruguayan and one Panamanian.
  • LA comes into the match currently sitting in fourth place in the MLS Western Conference having played better soccer lately after a rough start to the 2012 season.
  • Bruce Arena's team has not won the CONCACAF Champions League since 2000 and has not advanced further than the quarterfinal round since.
  • The reigning MLS champion, Los Angeles will play its first two matches in the group stage at home as the Puerto Rico Islanders will visit the Home Depot Center on August 29.


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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Oct 24, 2013 A.D. Isidro Metapán 4 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Sep 18, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - A.D. Isidro Metapán 0
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Oct 25, 2012 A.D. Isidro Metapán 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 3
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Aug 23, 2012 Los Angeles Galaxy 5 - A.D. Isidro Metapán 2
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
2Todd DunivantDefender
32David BeckhamMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
7Robbie KeaneStriker
-Brian PerkGoalkeeper
-Bryan GaulDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
34Kenneth WalkerStriker
-Michael StephensMidfielder

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