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  • October 1, 2011
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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Real Salt Lake

George Frey

Two of the league's three best records meet in Carson, Calif. with the Galaxy looking to seal the Supporters' Shield against RSL.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Jordan, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Hejduk; Birchall, Juninho, Cardozo, Stephens; Lopez, Cristman.

INJURY REPORT

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

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); MF Chris Birchall (L hamstring strain); FW Robbie Keane (R gluteus tightness); GK Donovan Ricketts (R quad tightness)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Williams, Grabavoy, Gil, Johnson; Espindola, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Tony Beltran (L adductor strain); MF Nelson González (R foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation); GK Kyle Reynish (R ankle bone spur)

PROBABLE: DF Robbie Russell (L back spasms); DF Chris Wingert (L wrist fracture)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • A win or a draw here will hand the LA Galaxy the Supporters' Shield, assuming Seattle Sounders FC drop points to the New England Revolution.

  • Following five straight victories, Real Salt Lake has lost two in a row. The latest was a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Fire. Marco Pappa scored a hat-trick.
  • In that match, Javier Morales made his first appearance in four months. The Argentine playmaker is expected to feature from the bench as he continues to recover from injury.
  • Kyle Beckerman is suspended after head-butting Daniel Paladini against the Fire midweek.
  • Los Angeles plays the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday for what will be its sixth game in 18 days.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
27%
33%
40%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
LA Galaxy GAL
2 - 0
Real Salt Lake RSL

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