Sep 7, 2013; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas (8) attempts to move the ball down the field defended by Colorado Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas (12) during the second half at StubHub Center. The Colorado Rapids defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
A key MLS Western Conference showdown will take place when Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy take on Pablo Mastroeni’s Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo on May 3. The match will be televised by MLS Live, Altitude and Time Warner Cable Sportsnet Los Angeles. Here are 10 Bold Predictions for the match between the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy.
1. At least 30 fouls and four cards
This will be a match that will not be four the faint of heart. There will be fouls and cards issued out in this one. At least 30 fouls will be whistled and at least four cards will be issued of any color.
2. Edson Buddle will score
Edson Buddle has scored with the Los Angeles Galaxy and he has scored on the Galaxy. He will get on goal and make this a game.
3. Jose Mari will score
Jose Mari just has a knack for delivering sweet strikes, as seen in a match against Vancouver on the road. At home Mari will use the thin Rocky Mountain air to his advantage.
4. At least five saves from Jaime Penedo
Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo will have it rough against the Rapids, but he will make some fantastic saves. Penedo will make at least five of them.
5. Under five saves from Clint Irwin
As for his counterpart, Clint Irwin, he won’t have to make too many saves on his end. Irwin will make under five saves in this game.
6. No record for Landon Donovan
The record will not be set here for Landon Donovan. Enough said. Next.
7. Robbie Keane will score
On the other hand, Robbie Keane’s hotstreak will continue and he will get on goal to help the Galaxy’s cause.
8. Vicente Sanchez will score
Vicente Sanchez is Colorado’s leading scorer with four goals, and Sanchez will get a fifth to his tally.
9. Dillon Powers with two assists
A number of players on the Rapids team have an assist apiece but a main provider must emerge in order for Colorado to make a run at the postseason. The MLS Multiplex calls forth Dillon Powers to answer the call. Powers with a couple of assists.
10. Colorado defeats the Galaxy…again
The Colorado Rapids have been on a hotstreak against the Galaxy and they will score another big victory over Los Angeles. Same old Rapids story, it seems.
Colorado Rapids 3, Los Angeles Galaxy 1