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Three Star Matchday: LA Galaxy Sans DPs Need Depth To Step Up

Aug 5, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; LA Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas (8) moves the ball during the game against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Los Angeles 4-0.  Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 5, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; LA Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas (8) moves the ball during the game against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Los Angeles 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning Galaxy fans. Remember how David Beckham was deathly in on Sunday? Well that's had lingering effects. Robbie Keane is suspended for tonight's match, and Landon Donovan's leg is still a question mark. In other words, it's probable that the Galaxy have none of their DPs available tonight. Luckily, the Galaxy have used their CCL allocation money to add some depth.

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The biggest worry is at the forwards, with the Galaxy likely having to go with Jose Villarreal and Mike Magee up top. Magee at forward is never ideal, and it means a likely midfield of Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho, Hector Jimenez, and Michael Stephens. A more defensively minded strategy is likely, and the Galaxy will have to hope the good Jimenez shows up.