All eyes will be on the StubHub center on Sunday night as LA Galaxy play host to their Western Conference rivals, Seattle Sounders, with both side’s fighting for the Supporters’ Shield in the final two games of the season.
Billed as the game of the season, this has the potential to thrill. When you throw names like Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Robbie Keane and Obafemi Martins into the same game, you’re in for a treat.
Sadly for the Sounders, they have only won once against the Galaxy in their last seven. And the Galaxy have won their last six at home.
All the stats point towards a shutout for L.A and a few goals too, as they have only conceded twelve at home, but football isn’t played on paper as we all know and this could go either way.
Seattle can clinch the Supporters’ Shield win a victory in LA, as they have won more games than the Galaxy, and whoever comes out on top over the next two games will earn the top seed in the Western Conference.
The Galaxy must ensure they don’t lose to keep their season on track, and a draw will set next week’s meeting in Seattle up to thrill even more, but this should be good!
Key Player: Landon Donovan – it may be the obvious choice but with ten goals and fourteen assists, LD is crucial to the Galaxy. Expect him to be the star in his final regular season game in LA.
Key Stat: Seattle hasn’t won on the road to LA since 2009. Time to end that streak, and clinch the Supporters’ Shield?
Prediction: L.A Galaxy 2 – 1 Seattle Sounders