CARSON, CA - AUGUST 02: David Beckham #23 of Los Angeles Galaxy sprints against Real Madrid during the World Football Challenge at The Home Depot Center on August 2, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The LA Galaxy's slow start to the season and subsequent comeback has made the block of matches in August incredibly important, none so massive as tonight's match against the Seattle Sounders. Western Conference positioning is on the line against an opponent one point ahead of the Galaxy in the standings with two matches in hand. The match at CenturyLink Field will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.
After a low point of a nine match winless streak, the Sounders are now enjoying a five match unbeaten run after a 2-1 victory in Colorado last week. The Galaxy are on their own run of five matched without a loss after a 1-0 victory in Dallas last weekend.
The Sounders are currently in a tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps for third place in the West at 34 points for 21 matches. The Galaxy sit directly behind them in fifth with 33 points from 23 matches.
LA has won seven times in their last 10 league matches, going back to June 17th. In the eight matches since returning from Euro 2012, Robbie Keane has six goals and four assists after collecting the assist on the Galaxy's lone goal in Dallas. He has a goal or an assist in six of the eight matches. Over the last ten matches, the DP trio of Keane, David Beckham, and Landon Donovan have combined for 17 goals and 14 assists.