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Three Star Matchday, May 2nd: Sounders Quest to Measure Up Against Rival

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CARSON, CA - APRIL 28: Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy chases the ball against FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center on April 28, 2012 in Carson, California.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 28: Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy chases the ball against FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center on April 28, 2012 in Carson, California. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Good morning Galay fans, and once again it is match day. To get us in the mood, let's take a look at some of the morning's headlines. The headlines are best summed up thusly: from the Galaxy side this isn't really a rivalry. However, the Sounders tend to measure themselves against the Galaxy, as the Sounders have the fan base and the winning tradition, just not the postseason success yet.

With David Beckhan, Robbie Keane, and Josh Saunders all out tonight, it's a match the Galaxy would probably settle for one point from. From Seattle's perspective, it's a chance to measure up against a club they consider a model. Just extrapolating from the headlines, not say it's true Sounders fans.

But lets hear it in the comments. Galaxy fans, are the Sounders a rival? And visiting Sounders fans, do you feel you have to measure up against the Galaxy?

GALAXY: Are the Sounders a rival? - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
The best team in Major League Soccer since the start of the 2009 season is the Galaxy. No. 2 is Seattle. They're consistently the best teams on the fi

Sounders using Galaxy as their measuring stick - Press-Telegram
TUKWILA, Wash. - No matter what the standings say, the Seattle Sounders still see Los Angeles as the side they compare themselves to.

Sounders’ quest: To beat Galaxy | Sounders FC / MLS - The News Tribune
- Even in his first Major League Soccer season, Sounders FC goalkeeper Michael Gspurning understands that the Los Angeles Galaxy is not just another American club.