After a stoppage-time defeat to the Montreal Impact last week, Bruce Arena's men will want to close out this stage of the season with a positive result.
It probably isn't fair to Brian Rowe to say that defeat last week was simply all his fault, but by conceding late, the Galaxy had their nine game unbeaten streak come to an end.
Sporting Kansas City, however, isn't exactly riding high. Peter Verme's side have won just once in their last ten games and the last time they beat the Galaxy at StubHub Center was in 2010.
The Galaxy and Sporting KC have already met once this season, ending in an appealing 1-1 draw.
The absences of Gyasi Zardes, Robbie Keane, Matt Besler, and Graham Zusi to their respective national teams eliminates that both teams will be with their complete squads but it should not stop us from watching another entertaining match.
Match date/time: Thursday 10:30 pm EST, 7:30pm local
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Time Warner Cable Deportes (Spanish)
Streaming: MLS Live (local blackout)