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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Real Salt Lake

These two Western Conference heavyweights meet for the third time this year, looking to jockey for home-field advantage in the playoffs.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, Meyer, Dunivant; Magee, Beckham, Juninho, Sarvas; Donovan, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (L ankle sprain); MF Christian Wilhelmsson (L calf strain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Olave, Borchers, Wingert; Gil, Beckerman, Morales, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture); MF Ned Grabavoy (R quad strain)

DOUBTFUL: DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R adductor strain)

PROBABLE: FW Alvaro Saborio (R shoulder sprain); DF Chris Wingert (turf toe); DF Tony Beltran (R knee soreness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams are second and third in the Western Conference. A draw or loss would mean RSL could no longer win the Supporters' Shield.
  • This is the third meeting between these clubs. Each has won 3-1 once.
  • Fabian Espindola notched three assists against Chivas USA, a first in his career. Alvaro Saborio hit a hat trick in that match, his second of the season. He's now second on the goalscoring charts with 17.
  • The Galaxy haven't lost in seven matches.
  • Landon Donovan is joint-top in the league with 14 assists. Robbie Keane is tied for fourth in MLS with 14 goals.

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Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
5Sean FranklinDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
-Brian PerkGoalkeeper
-David LopesDefender
-Bryan JordanStriker
9Christian WilhelmssonMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
9Edson BuddleStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
28Chris SchulerDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
17Justin BraunStriker

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