CONCACAF Champions League links: Galaxy starters rest with eye toward Decision Day

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

The Galaxy already clinched their CONCACAF Champions League group last month, so tonight’s matchup against CSD Comunicaciones (7 p.m./FOX Sports Plus) is just for seeding in next year’s quarterfinals.

After the game against Portland on Sunday, head coach Bruce Arena said he will likely leave all the starters at home to prepare for Sunday’s crucial game against Sporting Kansas City.

Along with the final CCL group game Wednesday, Galaxy fans should be keeping an eye on SKC’s game against Colorado (5:30 p.m., MLS Live). The result could impact the Galaxy’s playoff seeding. If Sporting Kansas City wins or ties, then there’s a little extra pressure on the Galaxy to get points Sunday to get the second seed. (Of course, the easy solution for the Galaxy is that a win equals the No. 2 seed and a bye automatically.)

Corrected to show that LA would need SKC to lose to Colorado on Wednesday instead of a loss or a draw if LA were to lose to SKC. (Graphic by Thuc Nhi Nguyen // LANG)

(Graphic by Thuc Nhi Nguyen // LANG)




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