Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Galaxy returns home to face the Colorado Rapids at the StubHub Center on Saturday with the Galaxy aiming to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
Both sides are coming off 1-1 draws with Red Bull New York last time out, with the Galaxy seeing their two-game winning streak halted.
Bradford Jamieson scored a nice individual goal for Los Angeles nine minutes into the match, but the Red Bulls equalized thanks to a fortuitous bounce in the second half to claim a point.
The Galaxy has now failed to win on the road in their last eight attempts, but head coach Bruce Arena is hopeful that the result against New York is a good place to start when turning around the team's road form.
"We're fine on the road. We should win games on the road, and get points on the road so this is just a start and hopefully it gets a little bit better as the year goes on," Arena said.
The Galaxy's top goal threat, Robbie Keane, will miss his fourth straight match because of a groin injury, but the club will at least have the services of Gyasi Zardes, who returned from his own injury problems to start against New York.
Colorado will be playing for the second time in four days after battling to a 1-1 draw at the Red Bulls on Wednesday as the two sides traded first-half goals five minutes apart.
The Rapids have earned draws in their last two games, but defender Michael Harrington feels his side has been good enough to have taken six points from those fixtures.
"The game is won and lost in the boxes, and right now, we're not quite good enough in the boxes," Harrington said. "We're getting some chances, especially in the last couple of games where we've only gotten two points out of these games, where it very well could have been six. It's a long season, but those points add up, and come playoff time, you need those points to really put yourself in a good spot so we really need to start capitalizing on those opportunities we are creating for ourselves, and being a bit more ruthless."
Dillon Powers has certainly done his part on the offensive end with an assist in four straight games for Rapids, and he has been involved in five of the team's eight goals this season.