LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 25, 2014
Unforeseen absence for the LA Galaxy today as Robbie Keane is held from the match with a nagging injury, according to Galaxy PR. That same report says he is expected to be ready for the playoffs, but presumably Bruce Arena felt it wasn't worth risking further injury on the Seattle Sounders' turf.
Keane has five goals and two assists over the last two months, and if there's been a lingering injury he's certainly never been so much as considered questionable.
Leonardo is also in the starting XI with Omar Gonzalez suspended on a red card. Donovan stepping up to play forward means Stefan Ishizaki getting the start which has been rare for him as of late.
The reflected glory of Russ Thaler as the Shield joins us on set for pregame pic.twitter.com/4W25xldLEn— John Strong (@StrongMLS) October 25, 2014
The Supporters' Shield is on hand to be awarded to the winner of this one. All to play for today in Seattle.