Sunday, October 18, 2009

Top of the Table Showdown

Chivas USA may have jumped to first place in the Western Conference with their draw last night, but both the Galaxy and Dynamo can overtake them with a win this afternoon at Robertson Stadium.

A Galaxy win leaves them alone atop the West heading into the final game of the season next weekend while a draw would once again create a three-way tie at the top between LA, Houston and Chivas USA. However, a Galaxy loss would drop them into a tie for third-place with Seattle, one of the few teams that owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with LA.

Here is the team that Bruce Arena will put on the field this afternoon as they look for their second straight win and a complete of the season sweep of the Dynamo. Dema Kovalenko is back in the team for the first time since the 2-0 win at Chicago on August 19 while Todd Dunivant is back in as well in place of A.J. DeLaGarza, who misses out with a right hamstring strain. Additionally, after playing 90 minutes in Honduras last weekend and against Costa Rica on Wednesday, so he starts the game on the bench, with Mike Magee partnering Edson Buddle up front.






Subs: Saunders, Marshall, Klein, Jordan, Kirovski, Donovan, Gordon.

And here is how the Dynamo will line up...






Subs: Hall, Barrett, Cochrane, Robinson, Waibel, Oduro, Thompson

1 comment:

Alison said...

It is very odd to see Donovan as a sub. I get that he played a lot over the past week, and traveled, and all that, but....still....odd.

Also, the game is only on a Spanish language channel where I am, and the channel's audio is drowning in a weird feedback buzz. SIGH.

But I'm watching on mute anyway. Let's go Galaxy, three points! :)