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Galaxy's Donovan probably not ready
October 15th, 2013 8:25PM

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[MLS PREVIEW: Week 34] Landon Donovan needs one goal to break the MLS career scoring record of 134 goals he shares with Jeff Cunningham, but don't look for him to break it Wednesday night against the Montreal Impact in the final MLS interconference game of the season. Donovan, who was sent home from the national team because of his ailing ankle that he sprained a month ago, hopes to play against the Montreal but didn't sound optimistic.

“Not feeling great, but we're going to try and manage it in the right way,” Donovan, who has not trained since the Jamaica game, where he came off at halftime, told following the Galaxy's practice Tuesday morning. “It's a little worse than I think we thought it was initially, so be smart about it and try to get it ready, hopefully, for a push here at the end of the season.”

Both the Galaxy and Impact go into the game tied for fourth place in their respective conference, but neither team can clinch a playoff berth with a win.

The Western Conference goes into the Galaxy-Impact game with a plus-13 advantage in interconference play. It has won the Battle of the Conferences for the fourth time in the last five years after four straight Eastern Conference wins.

Battle of the Conferences
2013: Western +13
2012: Eastern +3
2011: Western +10
2010: Western +25
2009: Western +8
2008: Eastern +6
2007: Eastern +2
2006: Eastern +1
2005: Eastern +18
2004: Western +3
2003: Eastern +9
2002: Western +14
Note: Regular-season records only.
Eastern Conference:

53 (32) *New York 15-9-8 50/39
52 (32) *Sporting KC 15-10-7 44/29
48 (32) Houston 13-10-9 39/37
46 (31) Montreal 13-11-7 48/46
46 (32) Chicago 13-12-7 44/47
46 (32) Philadelphia 12-10-10 40/40
45 (32) New England 12-11-9 45/36
41 (32) Columbus 12-15-5 40/42
26 (32) Toronto FC 5-16-11 29/46
16 (32) D.C. United 3-22-7 21/56
*Clinched playoff berth.

Western Conference:
53 (32) Portland 13-5-14 49/33
52 (32) Real Salt Lake 15-10-7 55/40
51 (32) Seattle 15-11-6 41/39
48 (31) LA Galaxy 14-11-6 51/37
48 (32) Colorado 13-10-9 42/33
47 (32) San Jose 13-11-8 33/41
45 (32) Vancouver 12-11-9 48/42
41 (32) FC Dallas 10-11-11 45/50
26 (32) Chivas USA 6-18-8 29/60
19 Mike Magee (LA Galaxy/Chicago)
19 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
18 Camilo (Vancouver)
15 Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
12 Diego Fagundez (New England)
12 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
11 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
11 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
11 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
11 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)

MLS WEEK 34, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 16
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Montreal

Friday, October 18
8 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. D.C. United NBCSN

Saturday, October 19
2 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
3 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle NBCSN
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Columbus
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Toronto FC
10:30 pm ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

Sunday, October 20
4 pm ET
Houston vs. New York UniMas
9 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose ESPN

MLS WEEK 35, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 23
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA

Saturday, October 26
3 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Sporting KC NBCSN
4 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Univision Dep.
5:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. FC Dallas NBCSN
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Portland

Sunday, October 27
1:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Houston NBC
4 pm ET
Columbus vs. New England
5 pm ET
New York vs. Chicago UniMas
8 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado
9 pm ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy ESPN

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