Weekly soccer column: 30 down, four more to go?


In this week’s column I looked back at the end of the Galaxy’s regular season and ahead to the new, briefer version that begins Sunday in Seattle.

Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena summed up the team’s philosophy heading into the game: “It’s a new season and we’ve got to be ready to play a team that’s been very good for the last half of the MLS season. Our last game in Seattle means nothing to be honest with you.”

And don’t forget, the return game in the two-game Western Conference semifinal series is scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Home Depot Center.

Trivia question: which regular Galaxy starter has never played at Qwest Field?

I’ll provide the answer a little later today.

Meanwhile, read the column here.

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  • Steve B

    I believe its David Beckham, no?

  • Studs Up

    I think the media is more in awe of the Sounders than the Galaxy. The parity in the this league makes any match ups in the playoffs a toss up. Just look back at the last 2 years. If LA plays well no team can touch them but they haven’t played well since the World Cup break on a consistant level so any of the other playoff teams can beat them. Luck (I mean MLS refereeing) is going to carry a team to the title. To me MLS Cup is meaningless. The Supporter Shield (which looks aweful) is THE trophy. I think the scudetto should be worn by the Shiled winners and not the Cup winners. And how about a monetary reward?

  • David

    Beckham has played at Qwest Field twice. Once in the MLS Cup Final and once with Real Madrid against DC United.