LA is atop the table, charging for Supporters Shield and still projects as a major rival in Seattle's hopes for MLS Cup. Philadelphia features Sebastien Le Toux. And while the suspense didn't last long, it can now be officially said failed match or even threaten Seattle's first-year successes.
“For this group, we still believe we deserve better," coach Peter Nowak said. "But when you look around at what we have and how we built this team and this franchise, we’re still No. 3 behind Seattle last year and Chicago Fire in ‘98 for expansion teams.”
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LA Galaxy at Philadelphia Union, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes / ESPN360.com)The game features a matchup of MLS Golden Boot candidates. Edson Buddle’s scored his 15th goal in the 2-1 win against Chivas USA. He leads the race by two goals ahead of three players, including Philadelphia’s Sebastien Le Toux, who scored his 13th over the weekend. The two clubs also have four nominees for the AT&T Goal of the Week. Philadelphia Union were officially eliminated from playoff contention with their 1-1 home draw against Houston on Saturday afternoon at PPL Park.After the midweek game in San Jose, Union manager Peter Nowak gave starts to a group of youngsters in Kyle Nakazawa, Roger Torres, Nick Zimmerman and Sheanon Williams.After seeing Real Salt Lake move ahead in the Supporters’ Shield race for about 24 hours, the Galaxy moved back in front with their win against Chivas, the second consecutive season LA has eliminated its Home Depot Center neighbor.