MLS Playoff Sunday: Real Salt Lake at Galaxy

#RSL coach Kreis says #laGalaxy 2 wins in 3 games in 2013 makes them #MLS playoff favs, but "(Players) quickly forget what records were."

— Nick Green (@LAsoccerblog) October 31, 2013

The experience of the Seattle Sounders at home Saturday provides a cautionary tale today for the Galaxy as they open their playoff series in Carson against Real Salt Lake (live at 6 p.m. on ESPN)..

It could have been much worse for former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, but there is already blood in the water as predators circle and fans pile on the pressure.

By comparison Galaxy coach Bruce Arena’s two-time defending MLS Cup champions  must merely struggle with being anointed favorites by the opposing coach, a statement that wasn’t so much mind game as stating a fact given the Galaxy’s advantage over RSL so far this season.

Bottom line: Playoffs are a different beast, but the Galaxy’s home form this season must surely be enough for a slim one goal advantage come halftime of the 180-minute contest tonight barring a late defensive collapse..

Your prediction?

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  • Inigo Montoya

    If anyone other than Keane or Donovan scores, the G’s win. Otherwise, they lose. For me, the prediction is that simple.