BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico— We're just hours away from tonight's match between the LA Galaxy and the Puerto Rico Islanders.
Above is a photo that I snapped of the field at the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium just hours ahead of game time.
A few notes:
*Three Galaxy players on yellow card watch: Jose Villarreal, A.J. DeLaGarza and Michael Stephens.
*If the Islanders lose or draw tonight, they will be eliminated from CCL quarterfinals contention.
Before kick off be sure to check out my CCL Notebook with the Galaxy's impressions of the field as well as their likely reliance on a youthful lineup and my piece on forward Edson Buddle's aspirations to start in the pivotal CCL match. Also check out MLSsoccer.com's Scott French, who wrote his own piece on the Galaxy's likely youthful squad as they look to close in on qualification for the Quarterfinals.
Lastly, be sure to check out my Three Points to the match and remember that you can follow along on the match at LAGalaxy.com/gamedaylive for Joe Tutino's play by play if you're unable to watch the match on Fox Soccer or Univision Deportes dos.
PREDICTED LINEUP: Perk; Jimenez, Meyer, Boyens, Gaul; Stephens, Walker, Garcia, Wilhelmsson; Donovan, Buddle