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  • July 4, 2012
  • • 10:40 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • • Attendance: 27000
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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Philadelphia Union

Philly heads to California for a Fourth of July clash with a David Beckham-less Galaxy in an attempt to beat LA for the first time in franchise history.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Lopes, Dunivant; Donovan, Sarvas, Juninho, Magee; Barrett, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); FW Pat Noonan (R quad strain)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Valdes, G. Farfan; Adu, Gomez, Carroll, M. Farfan; McInerney, Pajoy.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Chandler Hoffman (L big toe fracture); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms); DF Bakary Soumare (R knee meniscus recovery)

PROBABLE: DF Sheanon Williams (R big toe fracture recovery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Los Angeles had a three-game winning streak snapped by the San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. The 'Quakes came back from two goals down to win 4-3.
  • The Union have never defeated the Galaxy. After three straight LA wins, the teams drew 1-1 on May 11 last year.
  • Galaxy forward Adam Cristman retired this week. The 27-year-old struggled with concussion, making only two appearances before moving to the Disabled List on May 25.
  • Interim coach John Hackworth dismissed scouting director Diego Gutierrez and youth academy director Alecko Eskandarian this week.
  • David Beckham is suspended for this match. The English midfielder has five assists and three goals -- two straight from set pieces -- this year.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Philadelphia Union

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
68%
22%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
8 - 0
Philadelphia Union PHI
LA Galaxy GAL
3 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
LA Galaxy GAL
3 - 0
Philadelphia Union PHI

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