MLS: Landon Donovan Powers LA Galaxy to 1-0 Victory over Colorado Rapids

It has come to my attention that there are some increasingly visible tears in the Colorado Rapids MLS Cup title defense.

While there are still five games to go for Gary Smith's Rapids, and six for Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy, Colorado may find their defense to be an Achilles heel as they stumble towards the postseason, crashing into the finish line.

On Friday night at the Home Depot Center, Landon Donovan's 36th minute goal powered the Galaxy to a 1-0 victory over the Rapids, in-front of a crowd of more than 20,000 at Victoria Street.

The result was payback for the 3-1 defeat the Galaxy suffered at the hands of the Rapids last year at the Toolbox. In addition, LA became the first team to reach the MLS Cup Playoffs.

"We are in the playoffs and it would be nice to win the Supporters’ Shield, that’s the next objective for us," Arena told reporters after the match. "Win the Supporters’ Shield and advance out of group pl...

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