The Los Angeles Galaxy will have their full complement of Designated Players as they face the New York Red Bulls in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal holding a 1-0 lead. David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane are all starting. Chris Birchall was given the start for Juninho, who is sitting out with a red-card suspension.
The Red Bulls will be without one of their three DPs, as Rafael Marquez is serving the first of a three-game suspension, stemming from the same incident that put Juninho out. In Marquez's place, Dax McCarty was given the start alongside Teemu Tainio in the central midfield.
Galaxy starters: Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Beckham, Birchall, Donovan, Magee; Barrett, Keane. Bench: Donovan Ricketts, Frankie Hejduk, Dasan Robinson, Michael Stephens, Jovan Kirovski, Paolo Cardozo and Adam Cristman.
Red Bulls starters: Rost, Solli, Keel, Ream, Miller, Richards, Tainio, McCarty, Lindpere, Rodgers, Henry. Bench: Coundoul, Kassel, Mendes, Ballouchy, Auvray, Agudelo.