Galaxy at FC Dallas Thursday gameday

First, your thought for the day courtesy of a former Galaxy striker hoping to play in a little tournament this summer:

Seize the opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind. ~Bulgarian Proverb

Let’s hope his former team will heed what one Mr. Herculez Gomez wrote above on his Facebook page in Dallas tonight where the Galaxy will really find out what life without Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan is like.

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Gulp.

Of course, the saving grace here is that Donovan Ricketts will return between the posts and he leads the league in virtually every goalkeeping category including goals against average, shutouts, saves percentage, wins, longest shutout streak in minutes and doodles created while killing time in the net. While I’m no sure about that last one I’d love to link to those stats if only the cruddy new MLS site had them (or if they do make them obvious since I sure as hell can’t find them).

Phil Collin has the game basics here and you’ll notice the game is delayed tonight on TV, so I for one will be staying away from the laptop until later this evening.

But the Angel City Brigade is hosting two viewing parties where you can watch live:

*The Auld Dubliner in Riverside.

*The Off Campus Pub in Carson across from Home Depot Center.

The Galaxy will face former goalkeeper Kevin Hartman who has worked his way into a starting position after leaving Kansas City when the two sides failed to agree to contract terms before the season began.

Here’s the Dallas perspective.

Here’s more from the official Galaxy video preview:

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group columnist and blogger Nick Green writes about soccer at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!