Two of the league's three best records meet in Carson, Calif. with the Galaxy looking to seal the Supporters' Shield against RSL.
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Jordan, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Hejduk; Birchall, Juninho, Cardozo, Stephens; Lopez, Cristman.||
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.||
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)
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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.