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Short Scouting Report: Los Angeles Galaxy

Pictured: David Beckham and his haircut
Pictured: David Beckham and his haircut

The Los Angeles Galaxy won the Supporters Shield last season after making the MLS Cup Finals the year previous, just nudging out Real Salt Lake for the award with an incredibly strong season from top to bottom. Edson Buddle came very close to winning the golden boot award, David Beckham rebounded from a couple of mediocre years to look surprisingly like his old self and Landon Donovan was... well, Landon Donovan. This season started off slightly slow for the defending Shield holders this year, with several draws and a 4-1 loss to Salt Lake on the record, but the team has bounced back and are now first in the West for the time being.

The team has looked a lot less potent without their current MVP candidate Donovan in the line-up this season, which spells good news for Colorado as Donovan is currently in the Gold Cup playing for the United States. Even without Landon though, LA has managed a long string of great results recently after that tepid start to the year. Another supporters shield wouldn't be out of the question for these guys if injury stays away and they manage to keep pace better than Salt Lake with Donovan around.