It’s only a preliminary round game and only the most hard-core fans will be there, but the Galaxy play a return fixture against the Colorado Rapids at 8 p.m. at Home Depot Center with the winner moving on to the next round to play Seattle or Real Salt Lake for a berth in the U.S. Open Cup.
Leonard Griffin (Sports Hernia Surgery) is out; Edson Buddle (right quad strain), Todd Dunivant (right ankle), Mike Magee (bruised right foot), Donovan Ricketts (groin strain) are questionable; and Eddie Lewis (left Hamstring strain) is probable.
*Alan Gordon’s second half goal against Colorado has been nominated for Sierra Mist MLS Goal of the Week. Vote here.
*Colorado Rapids forward Conor Casey was voted MLS Player of the Week for Week 3. (You’re welcome).
*Saturday’s loss to the Rapids was the 400th game in Galaxy history. Their all-time record: 184-152-64. Saturday’s game kept one streak alive: the Galaxy have lost their 100th, 200th, 300th and now 400th games in club history.
*Saturday’s game between the Galaxy and Rapids was just the second time in MLS history neither goalkeeper recorded a save in a game. Colorado scored on all of their three shots on target, the Galaxy on their two. Shoot more! The last time this happened: May 18, 2005, when Real Salt Lake beat Chivas USA, 2-0. Brad Guzan was in goal for Chivas USA.
Gratuitous David Beckham Reference
* News of the World.