CCL: LA Galaxy vs Puerto Rico Islanders (8/29)

LA Galaxy vs Puerto Rico Islanders

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Home Depot Center

Kick-off: 7:00 p.m

Two years after the Islanders eliminated the Galaxy in the Preliminary Round of the CONCACAF Champions League, LA and Puerto Rico will meet again on Wednesday night in Group 5 action. The Galaxy currently leads the group on goal difference after the 5-2 victory over El Salvador’s Isidro Metapan. Puerto Rico, who were defeated in their first appearance this tournament, need a victory if they want to stay in the race as only the group leader advances to the knockout stages.

The Galaxy might not have any of their three Designated Players available. LA will have to play without Robbie Keane, who received a red card during last week’s CCL game. It’s still unknown if Galaxy captain Landon Donovan will make his first appearance of the tournament after missing the game against Metapan due to a hamstring strain, and David Beckham is battling an illness that didn’t let him finish Sunday’s game against Dallas.

Wednesday’s game will be the last home game for the Galaxy in the group stages, as both of the following games will be on the road. It is important that the Galaxy get three points and put themselves in a good position before they resume play away from the Home Depot Center.

Group 5:

Team | Points | Games Played | Goal Difference

LA Galaxy: 3 | 1 | + 3

I. Metapan: 3 | 2 | -1

PR Islanders: 0 | 1 | -2

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