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LA Galaxy Set To Take On Colorado Rapids

The Los Angeles Galaxy have won the Supporter's Shield twice in their history, 1998 and 2002. They have a chance to clinch their third ever Shield this weekend at Home Depot Center, with either a win over the Colorado Rapids or a draw and a draw between FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake. Winning the Shield would ensure the Galaxy of home field advantage throughout the playoffs, which in MLS means they'd have the second leg of the Western Conference semi-final and final. It would also mean an automatic berth in the 2011-2012 CONCACAF Champions League.

Here's a look at how the Standings shake out right now:

                                 OVERALL                                            
HOME ROAD

EASTERN             GP   W   L   T PTS  GF  GA  GD   W  L  T  GF GA   W  L  T  GF GA

X New York          28  14   8   6  48  35  27   8   9  3  2  16  9   5  5  4  19 18

x Columbus          28  13   8   7  46  35  31   4   9  3  2  19 11   4  5  5  16 20

Kansas City         27   9  12   6  33  30  33  -3   6  5  3  21 18   3  7  3   9 15

# Chicago           27   8  11   8  32  33  35  -2   4  3  6  14 11   4  8  2  19 24

# Toronto FC        28   8  13   7  31  28  37  -9   6  3  5  17 13   2 10  2  11 24

# New England       28   8  15   5  29  31  48 -17   6  5  3  20 18   2 10  2  11 30

# Philadelphia      28   7  14   7  28  32  45 -13   5  3  6  20 15   2 11  1  12 30

# D.C. United       28   6  19   3  21  19  44 -25   3 10  1  10 22   3  9  2   9 22

WESTERN             GP   W   L   T PTS  GF  GA  GD   W  L  T  GF GA   W  L  T  GF GA

X Los Angeles       28  17   6   5  56  41  22  19   8  3  2  24 15   9  3  3  17  7

x Real Salt Lake    28  14   4  10  52  41  18  23  10  0  4  29  7   4  4  6  12 11

x FC Dallas         28  12   2  14  50  41  24  17   8  1  6  25 13   4  1  8  16 11

x Seattle           28  13   9   6  45  36  32   4   7  4  3  19 15   6  5  3  17 17

x San Jose          27  12   8   7  43  30  28   2   6  4  3  14 13   6  4  4  16 15

Colorado            28  11   8   9  42  39  29  10   8  2  4  24  9   3  6  5  15 20

# Chivas USA        27   8  15   4  28  29  36  -7   6  6  2  18 15   2  9  2  11 21

# Houston           28   7  15   6  27  37  48 -11   5  6  3  23 20   2  9  3  14 28

x – Has qualified for the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs
# - Eliminated from playoff contention

Chart courtesy of the Los Angeles Galaxy

Were the playoffs to start today, the Galaxy would face Seattle (#4 in the West) in a home and home starting in Seattle the week after the MLS season ends, and in Los Angeles the following week. San Jose takes the third Eastern spot as a wildcard, while the final Eastern spot is still up for grabs between this weeks opponent Colorado and Kansas City. In MLS, only the first two spots are conference based, the other four are all wildcard spots.