There’s plenty of incentive for both teams in today’s second derby of the season between Chivas USA and the Galaxy at Home Depot Center (5 p.m. ESPN2).
Real Salt Lake’s victory Saturday over the New England Revolution means the Galaxy must win to retake the top spot in the league.
Chivas USA, almost miraculously, are still not officially eliminated from the playoffs after Saturday’s games, although one suspects it’s just a matter of time until they are.
Their time could come today: lose to their intercity rivals and the Goats are dead meat.
Reporter Phil Collin has the preview this morning.
For more, check out all our coverage in the week leading up to the game including:
*The thoughts of Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein of Los Alamitos, playing in his final derby before heading to play south of the border, as well, as former Galaxy striker Alan Gordan on playing against his old club.
*Galaxy striker Edson Buddle talks about the game and more here.
*Read the perspective of the Galaxy’s Landon Donovan here.
*Lastly, my column from earlier in the week is here.
I plan to blog from the game, so join me back here a little later.
*Finally, the U.S. women outshot China 20-6 en route to a 2-1 victory in Georgia Saturday, getting first half goals from Heather O’Reilly and Megan Rapinoe.