The Galaxy can wrap up the Supporters' Shield in a match at Red Bull Arena that was originally postponed due to Hurricane Irene.
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Rost; Solli, Keel, Ream, Miller; Richards, Marquez, Tainio, Lindpere; Rodgers, Henry.||
OUT: DF Chris Albright (R calf strain); MF Sacir Hot (R knee contusion); MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion);
QUESTIONABLE: DF Carlos Mendes (R ankle contusion)
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Jordan, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Beckham, 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 Landon Donovan (R quadriceps strain); GK Donovan Ricketts (R quad tightness)
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This game was originally scheduled for Aug. 28, but was postponed because of Hurricane Irene.
- With their 1-1 draw against Toronto FC last weekend, the Red Bulls slipped into a tie on points with Portland for the tenth and final playoff spot.
- If the Galaxy win any of their final three league games, or Seattle loses any of its remaining games, the Galaxy will claim the Supporters’ Shield for the second consecutive season.
- With his goal against Toronto, Thierry Henry moved into second place in the Golden Boot race with 13 goals, one behind Dwayne De Rosario.
- Robbie Keane and Chris Birchall are away on international duty for LA, while Landon Donovan will miss this match with a quad injury.
- After missing the team's match against Portland through suspension, Rafael Marquez returned to the lineup against Toronto FC, this time in central midfield instead of defense.
- LA is one shutout away from tying the MLS record for shutouts in a single season. The Galaxy has 16 this year; the record is 17, set by the Kansas City Wizards in 2000.
- The Galaxy are the only team in MLS this season without a loss at home.