Top 5 Stories to Follow for Tonight’s Los Angeles Galaxy Match

5 Storylines for LA Galaxy's Match Against Philadelphia Union

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The Los Angeles Galaxy take on the Philadelphia Union tonight at home in Carson, Ca. The club had been away for a while, but on Wednesday it returned to the Stubhub Center and had a victorious match against FC Dallas. Tonight's will be far from an ordinary match for various reasons, and it will definitely be one that fans of both teams do not want to miss.

5. Both Clubs Are Desperate to Win

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5. Both Clubs Are Desperate to Win

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Both of these clubs are in the lower half of their respective conferences. This is definitely not a match to lose, because the three points are greatly beneficial to either club. For Galaxy it will mean moving into sixth place, but it will not be an easy task, because Union wants those points just as badly.

4. Keep An Eye on LA Galaxy’s Back Four

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4. Keep An Eye on LA Galaxy’s Back Four

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International duty will keep Omar Gonzalez away for a while, and now Galaxy defenders need to step up. Todd Dunivant and Leonardo may be out due to injuries, but the last match was played without them and it went well. It is now time for the rookies to join AJ DeLaGarza in protecting the back line.

3. Landon Donovan is Back and Ready to Play

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3. Landon Donovan is Back and Ready to Play

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The news of Landon Donovan's dismissal from the USMNT squad was heartbreaking, but he is now back with the club and ready to play. He was present at training yesterday, and head coach Bruce Arena said that he is expected to be in the match. Although he'd love to be with the international team, he is ready to move forward and play with his club.

2. Maurice Edu is Available for the Philadelphia Union

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2. Maurice Edu is Available for the Philadelphia Union

Maurice Edu is Back
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Maurice Edu was also dismissed from the USMNT squad. He may be in tonight's lineup against the LA Galaxy, though his coach said he didn't plan for Edu's return and didn't have him in the lineup. However, he also did not plan to play against Landon Donovan, which may cause him to alter his plans once again.

1. This May Be the Night Landon Donovan Breaks the Record

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1. This May Be the Night Landon Donovan Breaks the Record

Landon Donovan Breaks Record
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With Landon Donovan absent from the last couple of LA Galaxy matches, talk of his record-breaking 135th MLS goal had been put aside. Now, this record is on everyone's minds. He's had many opportunities earlier this season, but there would be no better time than tonight to make it happen. He can show Jurgen Klinsmann and the world that he is still one of the best players there is.

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