The top two teams in the West square off in California on Saturday night. Midweek, LA lost for the first time in 15 matches.
Los Angeles Galaxy (4-5-1): Saunders; DeLaGarza, Franklin, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Birchall, Stephens, Beckham, Juninho, Donovan; Angel.
OUT: DF Sean Alvarado (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery); GK Donovan Ricketts (L ulna fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Chad Barrett (R knee sprain); MF David Beckham (back spasms); MF Jovan Kirovski (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: DF Omar Gonzalez (nose fracture)
FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Ihemelu, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Alexander, Jacobson, Shea; Chavez.
OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); FW Maykel Galindo (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Jacobson (L knee)
PROBABLE: MF Brek Shea (illness)
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- Both of these teams played Wednesday night: FC Dallas won 1-0 in CONCACAF Champions League action, clinching a spot in the group stage, while LA took a 3-0 beating from Portland in league play.
Players from both sides got calls into the U.S. national team for next week. Brek Shea will represent FC Dallas and Landon Donovan got called in from the Galaxy.
- Donovan and Shea are also the two highest scoring American players in Major League Soccer, with Donovan having 11 goals and Shea having nine.
- FC Dallas signed Daniel Cruz on Thursday, adding another versatile midfielder to a squad that was already deep on midfield talent.
- David Beckham is second in the league with eight assists.
- Los Angeles and Dallas are the only two teams in MLS to have won at least half of their games this season.