LOS ANGELES (3-11-5) vs. COLORADO (7-9-7)
Saturday, 10:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Espanol
Gomez started the sequence by which Conor Casey scored Colorado's equalizer in a 1-1 tie with Columbus last week that kept the teams tied in the eighth and final playoff spot with 28 points. The Rapids thumped Los Angeles, 3-0, Aug. 26 in the midst of their four-game unbeaten streak during which they have conceded just one goal.
Galaxy defender Troy Roberts is suspended, so Coach Frank Yallop will again have patch together a back line lacking the injured Chris Albright, Ante Jazic and Ty Harden, assuming Harden and Jazic cannot recover in time.
Chris Klein, Roberts, Abel Xavier and Mike Randolph made up the quartet last week that coughed up a 1-0 lead by allowing two goals in four minutes. Not good.