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Look ahead to Columbus: LA Galaxy look to best Columbus Crew SC | INSIDER

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The LA Galaxy return to action on Saturday when they face Columbus Crew SC. 

Ahead of the Galaxy's match with Crew SC, below are a series of links, matchups to watch, and a prediction. 

LINKS:

*Gyasi Zardes is back with the LA Galaxy after a stellar showing with the U.S. National Team

*Jose Villarreal has declared himself fit and ready to play on Saturday

*LA Galaxy legend Landon Donovan discussed the Galaxy's recent form for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. 

*In the latest edition of By the Numbers, we look at the incredible depth that Bruce Arena has needed this season

*Reporting from Columbus, I provide a look at how the team is preparing for Crew SC

*Lastly, LAGalaxy.com's Larry Morgan provides a preview of the match presented by Drink 04 Water

MATCHUPS TO WATCH:

Kei Kamara vs. Omar Gonzalez

Gonzalez must keep an eye on Kamara throughout the cross of 90 minutes if the Galaxy are to pick up a win against Crew SC. Expect Kamara to challenge Gonzalez throughout the course of the match. 

Baggio Husidic vs. Hector Jimenez

The former LA Galaxy winger has settled well as a right back for the Crew, and will look to press Husidic, and the left side of the Galaxy defense. 

Fredrico Higuain vs. Juninho

One of the keys to silencing Kamara will be cutting down his service from Higuain. Look for Juninho to press the Argentine early and often to prevent him from influencing the match. 

PREDICTION:

Columbus Crew SC 2 (Kamara 2), LA Galaxy 3 (Villarreal, Ishizaki, Gordon)

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