LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids: 6 Players to Watch

The Los Angeles Galaxy will take on the Colorado Rapids on September 9th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The Galaxy sit atop the Western Conference at the moment, with 52 points in 27 games (14-10-3 record). Colorado has not been too bad themselves and are currently in fifth place in the West with 41 points (10-11-7). The Rapids are just one point behind Real Salt Lake for fourth place in the West, and are still in position to make the MLS Playoffs. This match is surely more important for Colorado, but the Galaxy will definitely fancy their chances at home, where they are undefeated this season in MLS play (eight wins, five draws). Here are the six players to watch on September 9th in Carson, California. Prediction: 2-1 Galaxy winBegin Slideshow
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MLS: 10 Reasons the MLS Will Be Better Than Ever in 2012

The MLS has gathered more and more attention from a global football audience in the past few seasons. There are many reasons for football fans across the globe to show more interest in American soccer. Since the 2009 Confederations Cup, the United States has seemingly made a push to become one of the world's top football nations. In 2009, Bob Bradley lead the United States past tournament favorites Spain and into the final versus a very strong Brazilian side. The Samba Kings emerged victorious, but U.S. soccer had proved that they belonged among the world's elite international sides. One year later, the World Cup kicked off in South Africa. The U.S. was grouped with powerhouse England, Slovenia and Algeria. After earning two comeback draws versus England and Slovenia, the U.S. was set to face Algeria. We all know where this is going. Ian Darke's commentary on Landon Donovan's injury-time winner sent the entire country into celebration. The U.S. had topped its group. But a devastating loss at the hands of Ghana sent the U.S. home in the Round of 16. This summer, the national team suffered a minor setback after failing to win the Gold Cup and qualify for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. There is no ...
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