Saturday Soccer: Born of Frustration, Galaxy, Chivas USA seek continued progress

Chivas USA have turned one goal losses into road wins on the back of the second-best defence in the Western Conference.

The Galaxy have traded chronic defensive frailty for a measure of defensive stability.

Both local MLS teams will attempt to capitalize on their modest advances today against potentially vulnerable opponents.

The Galaxy are in Colorado tonight to take on the Rapids (6 p.m. KDOC/KWHY) who have one win in their last four games, while Chivas USA are at home against a very young Philadelphia team (7:30 p.m. Prime) that would seem ripe for the home side to record their first-ever victory over.

Staff Writer Phil Collin has more from both the Chivas USA and Galaxy camps.

Here’s more from the Galaxy:

And yeah, James were pretty good at the San Diego HOB Thursday between Coachella appearances in case you were wondering about the relatively obscure indie rock reference in the headline and seemed to set the tone for the MLS weekend:

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes 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!
  • Inigo Montoya

    Better still. Not great, but better than average in the league now. Welcome back, AJ.