The Philadelphia Union (2-0-0) take their undefeated record to California to face the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center. In the Philadelphia area, the game will broadcast on The Comcast Network, with JP Dellacamera and Taylor Twellman manning the broadcast booth.
Despite losing Golden Boot contender Edson Buddle over the offseason, the Galaxy (1-1-1) have managed to take four points from their first three games, including a surprising 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders in their season opener. Coming off of a brutal 4-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, the Galaxy look to mend against the surging Union. It's unknown as to whether or not Galaxy star Landon Donovan will play after spending plenty of time with the USMNT recently. Starting goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts is also up in the air for whether or not he will make his first appearance of the season. Juan Pablo Angel, who came to Los Angeles from the New York Red Bulls in the Re-Entry Draft in 2010, scored his first goal for the Galaxy in the Salt Lake loss.
Piotr Nowak's Union have begun the year off in a much different fashion than in their inaugural 2010 MLS season. In two wins (against the Houston Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps), the Union have recorded two clean sheets. A defense led by Danny Califf, supplemented by Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey and Sheanon Williams, has been highly regarded so far into the young season, shutting down rookie Will Bruin (Dynamo) and designated player Eric Hassli (Whitecaps). Star Sebastien Le Toux has yet to score a goal, but the Frenchman did assist striker Carlos Ruiz's poached goal versus the Whitecaps.
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