It’s kick off time for the glamour team of the MLS! Los Angeles Galaxy gets their season underway against rivals D.C. United at the StubHub Center in California on March 6 at 10 p.m. EST. Will Bruce Arena’s charges come good and win on opening day? Click here for the live stream to find out!
It could well be their year! LA Galaxy kicks off their MLS season with a home match at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. against great rivals D.C. United. Can the team of superstars gel and win the trophy in what is inspirational star Steven Gerrard‘s last season before retirement? Click down for the live stream and you will soon find out!
The LA Galaxy are forever known as the team that brought English soccer hunk David Beckham to the US. Since then, they’ve continued on their ‘Galactico’ transfer policy and have added the likes of Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Mexican superstar Giovanni dos Santos in recent year. During the off-season they continued to add experienced talent, bringing in dutch legend Nigel De Jong and Ashley Cole.
Those two talents will add much bite to a team that underachieved last year, finishing 5th in the Western Conference when many tipped them for glory. Now it’s time for the superstar roster they boast to come to the fore, especially if this is their coach Bruce Arena‘s last season. There are rumors that he could soon retire.
Standing in their way will be D.C., who like the Galaxy crashed out of the CONCACAF Champions League midweek with a whimper. They lost over two legs 3-1 on aggregate to Mexican team Queretaro FC, so they will be hoping to bounce back from defeat.
D.C. will also be reeling from the retirement of their veteran midfield star Davy Arnaud, who gave up the game on March. 3 after suffering with repeated concussion. His absence will hit home for D.C., according to coach Ben Olsen.
“Davy is a guy you don’t really appreciate until he’s out of your lineup,” Olsen told the Washington Post. “There was always something missing when Davy wasn’t on the field. You can’t put numbers on it, you can’t put a finger on it, but it’s there. It’s there with players who only the guys playing with him and coaching him truly understand how valuable he is.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think LA Galaxy will win this home game and get their season off to a flying start? Or will D.C. earn a vital away win? Sound off your score predictions below!