MLS Weekend Preview – Sept. 24-25

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Landon Donovan  of the Los Angeles Galaxy turns outside around goalkeeper Troy Perkins  of D.C. United to score his first of two goal in the second half during the MLS match at The Home Depot Center on September 18, 2010 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated United 2-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

In another piece of bizarre scheduling, MLS and ESPN team up to bring us the Red Bulls and Galaxy tonight, live at 11.

I’m working, so thanks to the magic of ESPN3, it suits me fine. Still, it will be interesting to see the rating for tonight’s match on the deuce.

Even without Thierry Henry, this match should feature four designated players. With Landon Donovan and, perhaps, David Beckham suiting up for the Galaxy and Rafa Márquez and Juan Pablo Angel representing the Red Bulls, star power will be in abundant supply.

The Galaxy will be looking to solidify their hold on the league’s best record while New York will try to get back on the winning track after last week’s 2-2 draw with FC Dallas.

The Red Bulls will have to do without Henry, but the Galaxy will have a second-choice pair of starting center backs.

So things could be interesting at the Home Depot Center.

Here are this weekend’s games:


L.A. Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls, ESPN2, 11 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Philadelphia Union vs. Chivas USA, TeleFutura, 4 p.m.
Toronto FC vs. San Jose, 4 p.m.
DC United vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.
New England vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 8 p.m.
Kansas City vs. FC Dallas, 8 p.m.
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado, FSC, 10 p.m.

And here’s a look at the standings:


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