Chivas USA, unbeaten in their last seven and needing a point to land a playoff berth, host the visting Wizards who are in the seventh and penultimate playoff spot.
Chivas USA has MLS shutout leader Brad Guzan between the pipes as usual, with Alex Zotinca returning from suspension in the backline alongside the returning captain Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas and Jonathan Bornstein.
With Jesse Marsch suspended, Lawson Vaughn lines up in midfield with regulars Sasha Kljesten, Paulo Nagamura and Panchito Mendoza.
Maykel Galindo, the fourth leading scorer in MLS with 12 goals, returns to start up front with Ante Razov (nine goals).
Former Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman returns to the HDC for the first time against Chivas USA, in front of the first choice back four of Jack Jewsbury, Jose Burciaga Jr., and Nick Garcia.
Michael Harrington comes into midfield in place of Kurt Morsink, with the trio of Carlos Marinelli, Kerry Zavagnin and Davy Arnaud.
Eddie Johnson, who has 15 MLS goals on the season, partners Ryan Pore up front in place of the injured Scott Sealey.
Ex-Galaxy player Sasha Victorine is on the bench.
The Wizards have just two wins in their last seven, but are coming off a 3-2 come-frrom-behind win against the Columbus Crew, when they scored two goals in second half stoppage time.
Marsch, by the way, will blog for 100 Percent Soccer beginning Monday and will vent about his suspension.
The game is on FSN.
Updated: Hartman is three saves away from recording his 1,000th save, which will make him only the third MLS galkeeper to reach that mark.