News and Notes: Juninho and playoff clinching

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Availability of players for the LA Galaxy match against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday is still a bit of a question mark, with Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez released from international duty with reported injuries.

Availability of players for the LA Galaxy match against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday is still a bit of a question mark, with Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez released from international duty with reported injuries.

Whether or not they'll be available for selection is a bit of a mystery, but we did learn today that Juninho feels he'll be available to go on Wednesday.

Donovan needs just one more goal to set the MLS All Time record, while the Galaxy have just a one point advantage over San Jose. LA needs victories in order to cement their spot in the playoffs, and luckily San Jose happens to be their opponent this weekend.

LA clinches a playoff spot with a victory over San Jose on Sunday. They can help their odds with a win over Montreal on Wednesday. Should they defeat Montreal they would need only a draw against San Jose to clinch a playoff spot or for the Rapids to lose against the Whitecaps.

If the Portland Timbers win or tie against Real Salt Lake on Saturday the Timbers would clinch a playoff spot and help out the Galaxy. LA are currently four points behind RSL, and can pass them this week if Portland gets a result. Seattle can also clinch a playoff spot with a victory (as can RSL) but have to get their act together on the road after only their second three match losing streak in the franchises MLS history.

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