The LA Galaxy are 90 minutes away from their second consecutive trip to MLS Cup, where they would host the Houston Dynamo in a rematch of last year's final. Those 90 minutes could be very tricky, though. They may be up 3-0 heading to the second leg, but that second leg is at CenturyLink Field, where 40,000+ fans will be there in supporter of the Seattle Sounders.
Oh yeah, the Galaxy will also be without Landon Donovan and Juninho. Two of the most important players on the team are not starting, bringing Edson Buddle and Marcelo Sarvas into the team. The good thing for LA is that at least Juninho is available off the bench. The same is not true for Donovan, who did not make the 18.
The Sounders aren't exactly in tip top shape either, with Mauro Rosales out again and Leo Gonzalez also missing. Without the two, especially Rosales, that 3-0 hole they are staring at looks a lot deeper, even if LA is also shorthanded. The good news for Seattle is that Eddie Johnson is back in the starting lineup, but he may be starved for his usual service without Rosales.