Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Postseason is Here

Just more than seven months after the MLS season began for the Galaxy, their postseason campaign gets underway with the first leg of their Western Conference Semifinal Series against Seattle at Qwest Field.

The Galaxy have never lost to the Sounders here at Qwest and they will look to keep that streak going tonight in front of an expected capacity crowd. These two sides have never met in the postseason, while the team's respective coaches, who rank 1-2 all-time in postseason wins, have never met in the postseason, either in MLS or in their time in college soccer.

Two late injuries have forced a lineup change for Bruce Arena as Todd Dunivant is forced out after being unable to shake a right hamstring strain while Michael Stephens is not included in the 18 man squad because of pain in his left knee. As a result, Eddie Lewis returns to the starting lineup at left back. This is his fifth start in all competitions this season and just his second in an MLS game, with the first coming in the season opener against New England all the way back on March 27.

Here is the complete Galaxy squad that Arena will put on the field tonight...






Subs: Saunders, Berhalter, Alex Cazumba, Klein, Lewis, Kirovski, Bowen.

And here is how the Seattle Sounders FC will line up for head coach Sigi Schmid.






Subs: Boss, Marshall, Scott, Fucito, Fernandez, Levesque, Jaqua.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I watched the Match & I am very proud of All of The LAG! ~ Ricketts, D.B., Landon, Buddle, Lewis all played great. Donavon Ricketts really played well & saved the Galaxy on more then one occasion. However, The Galaxy put in 90 + minutes with maximum effort & focus. They deserved to win & have to play with the same intensity to get to the next round. Keep up the great work! ~ Good Luck ~ LAG!