Moon prose for All Hallow's Day, as the MLS playoffs begin

Phil Cole

Will the fates shine on the Galaxy once again? The journey starts tonight anew.

On September 30th, under the Harvest Moon, the LA Galaxy played to a 1-1 draw in Colorado. Like against Vancouver, the Galaxy were kept out of the penalty area with even the Marcelo Sarvas goal coming from outside the 18 yard box. The Harvest was poor, and the Galaxy sat in third with Real Salt Lake on the horizon.

A month later, under the Hunter's Moon, the LA Galaxy defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on a late goal from Mike Magee. Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane were able to get into the middle of Seattle's defense and create some havoc. With Mike Magee dead in his sights, Robbie Keane dropped Seattle to third.

In the space between two full moons the Galaxy feel from second to fourth, but they also took Seattle down to third. With a poor start, the Galaxy gathered and hunted fewer points than in years previous, but here they are again. Here in the MLS playoffs, with a chance at a fourth championship.

By the Beaver Moon in November, the MLS Cup participants will be chosen. The LA Galaxy have the talent to make it there. All will be decided over the course of the next month, the next mensis. Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb.

Will the fates shine on the Galaxy once again? The journey starts tonight anew.

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