SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- We're just hours away from tonight's decisive Western Conference Semifinal Second Leg between the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes, before you tune into tonight's match at Buck Shaw Stadium, I've got a few observations and links for you.
David Beckham will be making his first appearance at Buck Shaw Stadium and the Galaxy midfielder is relishing the challenge of the intimate stadium.
The Galaxy will be facing long odds to advance at Buck Shaw, but the Galaxy believe that they are in control of their own destiny.
Robbie Keane feels that the Earthquakes will be looking to sit back on Wednesday night, but the Irish forward is ready for LA's 'all or nothing" approach.
In my preview for the game, I speak to Beckham and Galaxy captain Landon Donovan about LA's game plan for tonight.
LAGalaxy.com writer Larry Morgan writes about LA's positive mindset ahead of tonight's game.
Also, check out these video previews from both clubs.
Lastly, check out my Three Points to the game.
Robbie Keane vs. Victor Bernárdez
The most important match up of the night, Keane will need all of his industry and ball skills to break through the burly Honduran
David Beckham and Juninho vs. Sam Cronin and Rafael Baca
Tonight's game will be decided in the midfield as the Galaxy hope to once again control the possession battle against San Jose
Bruce Arena vs. Frank Yallop
The two veteran coaches are facing a major battle of wits as Arena's attack-minded Galaxy squad look to break through Yallop's physical Earthquakes.
PREDICTED LINEUP: Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, Meyer, Dunivant; Donovan, Sarvas, Juninho, Beckham; Buddle, Keane