Update: New York 2, Los Angeles 0. Sounders' Supporters Shield hopes live on until at least Saturday.
Sounders FC is going for one trophy tonight -- the U.S. Open Cup -- but it also could be eliminated from contention for another: Supporters Shield.
At 5 p.m., the MLS-leading Los Angeles Galaxy kicks off against the New York Red Bulls (on ESPN2), and a win by LA eliminates the Sounders from contention for Supporters Shield. (So would anything less than a full three points Saturday, when Philadelphia visits CenturyLink. And so would an LA victory in any of their final three games.)
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First things first: Here's a preview of LA at NY, which will be updated as the game progresses.