The LA Galaxy have played the fewest matches of any team in Major League Soccer. They're currently in sixth place despite having played three fewer matches than last place Portland Timbers and Chivas USA. They've also played three fewer matches than first place Seattle Sounders, which has the effect of making the first two months of the season feel terribly disjointed.
MLS Fantasy: Planning your moves for a big week 10
The conventional MLS Fantasy wisdom going into round 8 was to stock up on Houston Dynamo players because they have the double game week in eight and then again in round 10. What are fantasy owners to do now?
Two of the five matches have been against repeat opponents, meaning the Galaxy two months into the season have not had a road match against an unfamiliar opponent. What's going to happen in Colorado? Who knows. All we know about this club is that Robbie Keane is good at soccer and occasionally Leonardo makes terrible decisions.
The Landon Donovan goal watch has become an afterthought of a storyline. Like, oh yeah that's right Donvan's next goal will break the MLS all-time-goal-scoring record. I remember reading about that last year.
The biggest things to watch for this week in training are the status of Todd Dunivant and Robbie Rogers. Again the answers are simple: Dunivant has started running but isn't at full training yet so won't be considered for Saturday. Robbie Rogers has had two full run outs with LA Galaxy II, but there's no hole in the starting lineup for him to fill. So Rogers might make the 18 as a reserve. Not really headline news.
So here's to hopefully having something to talk about soon.