MLS Thursday Preview: Galaxy at Union

MLS Thursday Preview: Galaxy at Union

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 7, 2010
  • PPL Park, Thursday Preview

LA travels east to battle Philadelphia at PPL Park tonight. (Getty Images)

This may be a quick and dirty preview on my part, plus fellow WVH writer Kevin Kinkead did a good enough job the other day talking about tonight’s game between the LA Galaxy and the Philadelphia Union.

Today has been a fairly hectic day around these parts for me so that’s why the quick and dirty preview is here. I feel tonight’s game will be a good one even though it has a team that is out of the playoff picture in Philadelphia. Peter Nowak’s club will want to play some sort of spoiler here in one of their last home games of the year. LA is hoping to put some distance between themselves and others chasing them for the Supporter’s Shield right now.

This game comes down to who’s midfield contains the other better. LA looks pretty strong now that David Beckham is back to his old tricks. How he plays in the midfield will go a long way for this club, especially if he is more central than on the wings. On the flip side LA will have to slow down MVP candidate Sebastien Le Toux.

I think Philadelphia gets their crowd involved and jumps on LA early but this time around LA battles back for the road draw.

WVH Prediction: Philadelphia 1, LA 1