When the Galaxy came to Qwest Field earlier in the season, they dismantled the Seattle Sounders and left with a 4-0 win. Landon Donovan had 3 assists and scored one of the goals--so in addition to wanting the USMNT to advance further in the World Cup, most Sounders fans had hope that he, and his teammate Edson Buddle, would not be available for this match. Alas both players are healthy and available for this tie.
As much as I'd love to raise my flag in absolute confidence that the Sounders will conquer their demons and put up a good fight against the Galaxy, the Rave Green will have to work extremely hard to even draw this match.
But in happy news, Arlo White has returned. Although this match is being shown on ESPN 2, I'm taking solace in watching local coverage on Kong 5, where White is music to my weary ears.