Sunday Superclasico gameday

i-1a6f57faf5641c81f1aad7ae4f788a4a-clasicosmall.jpg(Graphic courtesy Angel City Brigade member Mike Gray)

The warm-up to today’s Galaxy-Chivas USA main event (live at 6 p.m. on ESPN) ended in a 1-0 win last night for the Chivas USA supporters group due to a defensive error, I’m told.

Who knows whether that portends anything when it comes to today’s almost sold out derby, which in one respect doesn’t mean a thing.

But in the purest sense of a SuperClasico it means everything when it comes to bragging rights between rival fans until next season.

Chivas USA are out of the playoffs, while the Galaxy will no doubt parade their already won Supporters’ Shield around the field at game’s end regardless of the result.

But the trophy will undoubtedly feel a little less significant if they surrender victory and their unbeaten home record to their closest geographic rival at the final hurdle.

The Galaxy know that:

So allow me to quote the ACB coach before Saturday’s game:

“Good morning maggots. It is I, your coach. I woke up this morning and looked outside and saw the sun rise. I saw a baby bird be fed by its mother. I saw an old man cry. I saw life before me. And I realized that all that crap is useless unless we win today. Winning is everything. Fifty years from now, when you are senile and a waste of space you can comeback to this moment, when you won.”

Inspiring, no? Well, apparently not since victory evaded the ACB.

Still, the Goats fell to the Galaxy earlier in the season.

Will that happen again later today?

Enjoy the game.

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