MLS resumes today with a big but unusually timed Labor Day game: Los Angeles at Kansas City, 3 p.m. on Fox Soccer.
The game has big implications for Sounders FC, who trail the Galaxy (and therefore the Supporters Shield leadership) by three points. Meanwhile, streaking Sporting is four points behind Columbus for the lead in the East.
Here's a preview from ESPN-LA, looking at the Galaxy's nine-games-in-30-days stretch of schedule. And another from the Kansas City Star, looking at the Galaxy's starpower. Finally, here's the gameday coverage from MLSsoccer.com, which will be updated as the game moves along.