First off, the Galaxy has just drawn 2-2 with the New England Revolution, Landon Donovan getting both goals.
Sean Franklin and Troy Roberts started in the center of defense with Eddie Lewis on the left wing, by the way.
More on that game later, but for now….
Chivas USA has Zach Thornton in goal as usual, Lawson Vaughn is at right back, Jonathan Bornstein on the left and Bobby Burling and Jim Curtin in the middle. Claudio Suarez is out through injury.
Midfield: Atiba Harris, Sacha Kljestan, Paulo Nagamura and Francisco Mendoza.
Up front Alecko Eskandarian makes his first start ofn the season alongside Ante Razov.
Toronto starts a Southern California strike force (of a sort) with former Bruin Chad Barrett partnering ex-Galaxy striker Carlos Ruiz in his first appearance for the Canadian outfit.
Ex-Chivas USA midfielder Amado Guevara is in midfield, while former Galaxy defender Tyrone Marshall starts in the back.