Update: Los Angeles wins, 1-0, clinches a playoff spot, and moves seven points ahead of Seattle in the Supporters Shield race.
Pregame: The one club ahead of Sounders FC and one looming close behind will meet tonight in a game that will be shown on Fox Soccer: Colorado at Los Angeles at 8 p.m.
The Galaxy clinches a playoff spot with a win, but of course their goals are higher than that – certainly including Supporters Shield, where they hold a four-point advantage over the Sounders. Meanwhile, a win by the Rapids would pull them to within four points of Seattle – which has a testing game tomorrow afternoon against Real Salt Lake. (Here's is a look at the MLS playoff race.)
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But first things first: Here's an MLSsoccer.com preview of the Galaxy-Rapids match, which will be updated tonight.