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The Los Angeles Galaxy return to the scene of the disaster this weekend, coming back home where they last suffered their heaviest defeat ever at The Home Depot Center. But in between, the Galaxy went to Soldier Field and came away with a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Fire to re-establish their lead in the Western Conference. They face rival San Jose Earthquakes in the latest installment of the 'California Clasico,' who have lost just once in the last two months but still find themselves fourth in the Western Conference.
REFEREE: Ai Saheli. SAR (bench): Steve Davidson; JAR (opposite): Emiliano Monje; 4th: Ramon Hernandez
MLS Career: 56 games; FC/gm: 32.7; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 9; pens: 14
Games involving Galaxy: P13 W8 L5 T0; FC/gm: 33.8; Y/gm: 4.2; R: 0; pens: 1
Games involving Earthquakes: P12 W6 L5 T1; FC/gm: 34.3; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 5; pens: 5
INJURY REPORT: LOS ANGELES GALAXY - OUT: DF Danny Califf (L torn meniscus); MD Peter Vagenas (groin strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Ricky Lewis (L calf contusion); PROBABLE: MD Cobi Jones (concussion/neck injury); DF Tyrone Marshall (L MCL sprain) ... SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES - OUT: DF Chris Roner (R ankle surgery); DF Eddie Robinson (L hamstring rupture); DF Troy Dayak (upper back sprain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Jamil Walker (R ankle sprain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED: LA: Paul Broome (11 CP in 3 gms)
YELLOW PERIL: LA: Andreas Herzog (17 CP); Carlos Ruiz (7 CP in 2 gms); Marcelo Saragosa (20 CP); Peter Vagenas (10 CP in 2 gms);
ALL-TIME (31 meetings): Earthquakes 9 wins (1 shootout), 40 goals ...Galaxy 18 wins (4 shootout), 50 goals ... 4 draws
LOS ANGELES GALAXY
The Los Angeles Galaxy rebounded from a pair of defeats to the MetroStars in a coast-to-coast home-and-home series, returning to the road to claim a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Fire in a top-of-the-table clash at Soldier Field. The three points put the Galaxy back all alone atop the Western Conference and MLS overall table, with 24 points from 15 points, ahead of the Kansas City Wizards by two in the West.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
The San Jose Earthquakes left it late, but still maintained their run of recent success though settling for a 1-1 draw at home with the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night. The Earthquakes have now lost just once in their last eight games but are still in third place in the Western Conference with 17 points from 12 games, now seven adrift of the conference-leading Los Angeles Galaxy.