LA Galaxy @ FC Dallas
Saturday, July 28, 2012
FC Dallas Stadium
Kick-off: 5:00 p.m
Viewing Party/Town Hall Meeting: BWW- West Covina
After defeating Chivas USA this past Saturday and now on a four game unbeaten run, the LA Galaxy will travel to Frisco, Texas this Saturday. In their battle to remain in playoff position and shorten the gap between themselves and the four teams currently above them in the standings, the Galaxy will look take three points against FC Dallas. The 2010 Western Conference champions are currently second to last in the standings, only above Portland.
It was this past weekend that Dallas was able to distance themselves and the Portland Timbers. In an absolutely dominating performance, the hoops gave the Timbers a 5-0 beat-down at FC Dallas Stadium. Though on the road they have not had much success, at home FC Dallas has obtained four of their five total victories this season. More impressive has been the Galaxy’s form as of late. Since returning from the international break, the Galaxy has scored twenty-three goals in nine games. LA’s offense has turned the season around for the Galaxy, who earlier this season were in the basement of the Western Conference.
In their first encounter of the season, LA and Dallas played to a 1-1 draw at the Home Depot Center in April. After a missed penalty kick attempt from Robbie Keane, a last-minute goal from Pat Noonan saw the Galaxy rescue a point after it looked like FC Dallas was leaving the HDC with three. When the two teams meet on Saturday, LA will be without captain Landon Donovan, who will be serving a one-game suspension due to yellow card accumulation. With five goals in the past four games, Robbie Keane will lead the attack for the Galaxy. Though it’s still unclear if David Beckham will participate in Saturday’s game, having already served a one-game suspension due to yellow-card accumulation, Beckham is a yellow card away from having to serve a second suspension. Defender David Junior Lopes is also a caution away from a suspension.
30 points, 38 GF, 35 GA
9-10-3, 5th in Western Conference
Home Record: 5-5-1
Away Record: 4-5-2
22 points, 25 GF, 30 GA
5-10-7, 8th in Western Conference
Home Record: 4-2-6
Away Record: 1-8-1
THIS IS LA!
Important: Make sure you attend the Town Hall Meeting this Saturday. This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Discussion will cover improving game day experience, viewing parties, merchandise, tifo ideas, and more.