LA Galaxy enters crucial final week of MLS season

GalaxyIt has come down to this for the Galaxy after their disappointing 0-0- tie Sunday in Carson against the San Jose Earthquakes that at least handed a lifeline to under pressure former coach Sigi Schmid and his similarly faltering Sounders:

“With a win against the Sounders on Sunday, the Galaxy will be guaranteed of a top three finish in the ultra-tight Western Conference,” according to a club press release.” However, a loss or a draw combined with a Colorado victory at Vancouver will see the Galaxy open the postseason on October 30 or October 31 in the knockout round.”

In between, the Galaxy reserves play a final meaningless CONCACAF Champions League match(live at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports 2), after already clinching a spot in the next stage of the competition.

 

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  • Inigo Montoya

    Yeah, I’ll repeat the point I made a few months ago: nobody has stepped up to replace Mike Magee as the go-to shooter when Keane and Donovan are tied up by a defense.

    It’s sad and predictable now. None of these guys — Zardes, McBean, Villareal, Stephens, Rugg, Jiminez, Juninho, Sarvas, Rogers — can reliably put the ball on frame. So defenses collapse on Keane and Donovan. Magee punished defenses for that, but now there’s nobody to punish them, so now the Galaxy rarely score. During the playoffs it will get even tougher.

    Don’t get me wrong. Penedo has been a brilliant addition. If he’d been on the team for the first dozen games, the G’s would be running away with the Supporters Shield. But they can’t win now if they can’t score.

    If none of those guys gets hot, the G’s are out of the playoffs in the first round. Second round at best.

    • studs up

      +1,000,000 on Magee