The 2-2-9 Galaxy face the similarly struggling 2-8-3 Earthquakes at 1:30 p.m. today on ESPN2, the start of a seven-game stretch that sees LA play five matches on the road. The Galaxy, seeking to rebound from last week’s 2-0 home loss to Real Salt Lake, are without the suspended Eddie Lewis, while Landon Donovan is on national team duty.
BTW, the Galaxy and Earthquakes have both scored just 15 goals this season (only the Red Bulls have scored fewer), but the Earthquakes have conceded 10 more than LA. Can Edson Buddle and the Galaxy take advantage of that on the road?
CONCACAF has released the 30-player rosters for the Gold Cup.
Here’s the U.S. roster.
The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan is absent, but Chivas USA Jonathan Bornstein is named as are Southern California products John Thorrington and Robbie Rogers. The most unfamiliar name: Aston Villa’s Eric Lichaj.
Chivas USA was named to Canada’s squad, BTW, and while we’re at it here’s Mexico’s roster.
I’ll blog from the Chivas USA game tonight, so please join me then.