Not that it ever really left considering LA are the defending MLS champions.
Defensive decisions for Galaxy coach Bruce Arena ahead of Saturday’s 1:55 p.m. kickoff against the Houston Dynamo on ESPN and Telefutura.
Quotable: I don’t think we’re very similar at all,” Houston coach Dominic Kinnear said in a teleconference with reporters today. “The two teams play very different. I wouldn’t call them glamorous, they grind games out. If you look how many 1-0 victories they’ve had, it was quite a few. And in the finals it was a 1-0 victory. As far as management, they have AEG, we have AEG plus, also Oscar De La Hoya and Gabriel Brener. One thing that sticks out are the individual names. David Beckham is known worldwide, and Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane are no strangers to international football and people who understand the game. They have grinders on their side of the ball too. For those guys who are all good players, they have other good players behind them, who maybe have a different role on the team.