The last four meetings between the teams have ended in ties, including a 2-2 draw earlier this year that didn’t really start until second half stoppage time when we saw three goals scored at Rio Tinto Stadium to cap a rather dull game.
RSL haven’t won in seven games, while the Galaxy have one win in their last six outings.
So, it’s another draw then?
It’s muggy at the HDC to cap a week (or more) of June gloom and the crowd sparse.
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena has made three changes from the team that beat Toronto last time out.
Striker Edson Buddle makes his first start since that 2-2 tie with RSL May 6, prompting Mike Magee to move into midfield at the expense of Chris Klein, who drops to the bench while Gregg Berhalter returns from suspension in place of Tony Sanneh in defense.
Galaxy XI: Ricketts, DeLaGarza, Berhalter, Gonzalez, Dunivant, Magee, Kovalenko, Tudela, Lewis, Buddle, Gordon.
For the second consecutive game RSL plays a 4-3-3 with Clint Mathis starting in attack for the first time this season.