The LA Galaxy march up to Commerce, Colorado to face the Colorado Rapids in match that can widen the gap between the Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders. Seattle drew nil-nil to Vancouver last night, which means the Rapids can't be mathematically eliminated with a loss, but also means the Galaxy can put three points between themselves and the Sounders; important considering Seattle's match in hand.
"In May, this would have been an unlikely scenario," said manager Bruce Arena after the Galaxy's victory over Toronto, " so it's been a terrific run probably of close to 20 games for our team. The resurgence has been outstanding. It's a real character test on the group, and not many teams would have positioned themselves where we are right now. Having said that, I think there's a lot of soccer to be played this season."
David Beckham practiced all week with the club, and thus is expected to be available for selection tonight. Christian Wilhelmsson however, also listed as questionable for tonight's match, didn't train with the club this week and likely didn't travel with the team.
Quietly, Robbie Keane has put himself in the top five among goals scorers in MLS this year. Last week he scored his 13th and 14th, which currently has him tied with Thierry Henry for fourth. He's scored ten in his last twelve matches including his brace against Toronto FC. Of course, this fourth victory in a row secured the Galaxy's playoff spot.
Almost as quietly Landon Donovan is tied with Graham Zusi for the MLS assists lead with 14 after setting up Keane's second goal. Another sign that the Galaxy are firing on all cylinders, Juninho's brace against Toronto FC game him four goals over his last four matches.