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  • September 22, 2012
  • • 10:40 PM
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MLS Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy - Toronto FC

The worst team in MLS visits the defending champion, which is looking to rev up to playoff form.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Jimenez, Stephens, Juninho, Magee; Buddle, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (L ankle sprain); FW Landon Donovan (L hamstring strain); DF David Junior Lopes (L ankle sprain)
Toronto FC (4-4-2): Kocic; Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Emory; Lambe, Maund, Dunfield, Johnson; Hassli, Silva.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); MF Torsten Frings (L hip)

DOUBTFUL: FW Eric Hassli (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • LA is third in the West, ahead of Real Salt Lake by virtue of superior goal difference.
  • Toronto is dead last in the East, and has the worst record in MLS last year. Along with New England, the Reds are one of just two teams averaging less than a point per game.
  • With just one more goal, LA's Landon Donovan would record his second "double-double" season, hitting at least 10 goals and 10 assists. The only other season he accomplished the feat, 2005, the Galaxy went on to hoist the MLS Cup.
  • While the teams are meeting for the first time in league play this season, they did meet in March in the CONCACAF Champions League, TFC winning the quarterfinal series 3-2 on aggregate, including a 2-1 at the Home Depot Center.
  • In league play, the clubs have played to four consecutive draws, three scoreless draws in a row followed by a 2-2 result last June 11 in Carson.

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Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Christian WilhelmssonMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
9Edson BuddleStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
-Frederick Michael George HallGoalkeeper
-Logan EmoryDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
2Richard EckersleyDefender
48Darren O'DeaDefender
4Aaron MaundDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
-Quillan RobertsGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
-Adrian CannDefender
-Dicoy WilliamsDefender
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker

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