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12 October 7:54 pm

It’s come down to just two games to decide the Supporters’ Shield.

The LA Galaxy will take on Seattle Sounders FC in a home-at-home series that begins with this Sunday’s match at StubHub Center. LA will then travel to CenturyLink Field to face Seattle the following Saturday.

To clinch the Supporters’ Shield, the Galaxy will need at least four points since Seattle holds the first breaker (games won) over LA. Meanwhile, because of their possession of the first tiebreaker, the Sounders need just two points from the two games.

The complete list of scenarios is below.

*If the LA Galaxy earn a victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

-LA needs a win or a draw to clinch the Supporters’ Shield in Seattle. A loss gives Seattle the Shield based on wins tiebreaker.

*If the LA Galaxy draw with Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

-LA needs a win to clinch Supporters’ Shield in Seattle.  A draw or a loss allows Seattle to clinch the Supporters’ Shield.

*If the LA Galaxy lose to Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

-Seattle clinches the Supporters’ Shield regardless of the result on Saturday based on the wins tiebreaker.

 

12 October 7:02 pm

FRISCO, Texas. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters after the club's 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas.

The loss saw the Galaxy's 10 game unbeaten run come to an end. 

Arena's thoughts are below. 

On what part of the game the Galaxy lost control…

ARENA: "We didn’t lose control of the game, we lost the game. We actually had a lot of control in the second half at times. It’s the sloppy play at the end of the game that makes the difference. We didn’t execute over a simple throw-in play."

On the several opportunities that the team had to pull ahead...

ARENA: "We had some chances. Didn’t get it done."

On going into the two Seattle games needing four points to win the Supporters' Shield...

ARENA: "That's fine. We know what is ahead of us." 

On if the loss was a learning experience for the Galaxy...

ARENA: "It's not a learning experience, they should have learned this a long time ago." 

12 October 12:49 pm

FRISCO, Texas -- The LA Galaxy will look to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games when they face FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Sunday.

A win or a draw for the Galaxy on Sunday and LA could clinch the Supporters' Shield with a win next Saturday against Seattle Sounders FC. Meanwhile FC Dallas who are riding a seven game winning streak at home can clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2011 campaign.

PREDICTION

LA Galaxy 2 FC Dallas 1

(Galaxy: Gonzalez, Ishizaki; FCD: Castillo)

A video preview of the game is below. 

12 October 8:50 am

CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan has enjoyed plenty of success in the Lone Star State and he'll make his final appearance in Texas on Sunday when the LA Galaxy take on FC Dallas. 

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at Donovan's success in Texas. 

Check it out below.

11 October 11:54 am

Landon Donovan donned the U.S. National Team kit for a final time on Friday in the U.S. National Team's 1-1 draw with Ecuador and U.S. Soccer made sure that their greatest player ever left with a truly meaningful parting gift.

Prior to the match with Ecuador, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati presented Donovan with a jersey made up of all 19 jerseys that Donovan wore during his career with the USMNT. The jersey was placed on a wooden frame that included the engraved names of all of Donovan's teammates from his 157 appearances with the national team. 

Check it out below.

11 October 11:27 am

Omar Gonzalez is heading back to the LA Galaxy. 

U.S. Soccer announced a reshuffling of their roster ahead of their match against Honduras on Oct. 14 that will see Gonzalez and five other players -- including LA forward Landon Donoavn --  will be rejoining their clubs while six players (including Seattle Sounders FC captain Clint Dempsey) join the national team set up. Gonzalez made a brief second half cameo appearance in the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Ecuador on Friday evening in Connecticut. 

The change in status means that Gonzalez will be available for selection for the LA Galaxy when they take on FC Dallas on Sunday.

11 October 10:39 am

Robbie Keane scored a hat trick within 18 minutes as the Republic of Ireland destroyed minnows Gibraltar, 7-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin.

Keane's three goals brings his international goals tally to 65 and also means that the Galaxy captain is now the top scorer in European Championship qualifying history.

Remember, Keane is magic.