LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Dunivant, Leonardo, DeLaGarza, Franklin; Clark, Sarvas, Juninho, Magee; McBean, Villarreal.
OUT: Kenney Walker (fractured 5th metatarsel), Gyasi Zardes (fractured 5th metatarsel)
QUESTIONABLE: Bryan Gaul (L high ankle sprain)
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, Calderon, Mullan; Harris, Thomas, Powers; Mwanga, Brown, Harbottle.
OUT: Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Edson Buddle (R knee soreness), Matt Pickens (R lower leg injury), Pablo Mastroeni (L hamstring strain)
- These two clubs ended their preseasons with LA defeating Colorado 2-1.
Edson Buddle is expected to make his first appearance for Colorado against his former squad. Rapids goalie Matt Pickens is out 3-4 months with a fractured forearm.
- Both teams are coming off 1-1 results from last weekend’s rivalry matches -- the Galaxy against Chivas USA and the Rapids versus Real Salt Lake.
- Jack McBean, 18, the youngest player to ever score for LA, enjoyed his second career goal last week with a late strike against Chivas USA.
- Omar Gonzales and Robbie Keane are both unavailable for Saturday’s match due to World Cup qualifiers -- Gonzales for the United States against Costa Rica, and Keane for Ireland against Sweden.