CARSON, Calif. – The SuperClasico is always a heated game for the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA, but the match will have extra implication as LA look to solidify a spot in the postseason.
The Rojiblancos have long since been eliminated from contention for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but the Galaxy are currently tied for fourth place with the Colorado Rapids, just one point ahead of sixth place San Jose Earthquakes. With the Rapids taking on Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday before facing San Jose next Wednesday, LA must begin to rack up points as they seek to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
Although the SuperClasico is always a heated and physical affair, Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas admits that LA must approach each game like it’s a playoff game from here on out.
“It’s like every game from here to the end of our journey this season. We have to get points because we are dealing with a lot of risk,” Sarvas told LA Galaxy Insider. “We’re very close to heaven and yet very close to hell. We need to reach the playoffs.”