Major League Soccer: Philadelphia Union v LA Galaxy Preview and Team News

Tags: Football

Published: 16:02 07/10/2010

A fanatical sell out crowd waits for LA Galaxy stars Landan Donovan and David Beckham when the league leaders run out to face Philadelphia Union on Thursday night. Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers which can be redeemed on Thursday’s MLS match up between Philadelphia Union and LA Galaxy televised on ESPN from PPL Park. Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles side are enjoying a great campaign, leading the Western Conference by 2 points from Real Salt Lake, and with three games to play are genuine contenders to make it through the MLS Play Offs to contest this year’s Supporter’s Shield. Union on the other hand have already been eliminated, lying too far adrift third bottom of the Eastern Conference. The form book suggests Galaxy should steamroller their opponents, but PPL Park has become something of a fortress with just two sides having taken three points away from the new stadium. Union have just complete three games on the road, losing them all and are keen to feel the motivation provided by the home support. Coming back into the side are experienced Brazilian Fred, captain Danny Califf along with midfielders Stefani Miglioranzi and Justin Mapp, add the fanatical home fans and there could be the recipe for an upset. Union showed in the second half of the 3-1 defeat in Los Angeles that once they forget the star names they can go toe to toe with the league leaders. Striker Sebastian Le Toux could be the man to unlock the Galaxy defence, having scored 13 times in 32 appearances for Union this season. Bet365 are offering odds of 12/5 for Le Toux to get his name on the score sheet on Thursday. Galaxy boast the league’s top marksman, Edson Bundle who has netted 15 times this season and Union must cut off the supply from Donovan and Beckham if they hope to deny him. Bundle is available at odds of 9/2 with bet365 to score the first goal and set Galaxy on the way to a win; Unibet are offering the best win odds for Galaxy at 20/19.

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