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Live Blog: LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew

COLUMBUS, OH - AUGUST 15: Sean Franklin #5 of the Los Angeles Galaxy controls the ball against the Columbus Crew on August 15, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy wrap up a grueling stretch of three games in eight days on Saturday, Aug. 27 when they take on Gregg Berhalter’s Columbus Crew at StubHub Center. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET. The Live Blog is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. The Galaxy will be without the services of Gyasi Zardes and Jelle van Damme due to injury, while Nigel de Jong will be playing for Galatasaray after being lost to the transfer window, meaning that the club will be thin on defense for the short term future.

The preview, from MLSSoccer.com.

LA GALAXY vs. COLUMBUS CREW SC
StubHub Center | Carson, California
Saturday, September 3 | Week #26 | MLS Game #271
10:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE)

  • The Galaxy had their winless streak extended to six games with a fifth draw in that time, playing a goalless stalemate with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at StubHub Center.
  • Crew SC put an end to their seven-game home winless streak – one game shy of the club record – winning for the first time at Mapfre Stadium since May 28 in their 2-0 win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening. Justin Meram scored a goal and set up another.
  • The teams met once a year ago, reaching a 1-1 draw June 13 in Columbus. The Galaxy have won five of the last eight meetings between the teams, with two draws; the lone Crew SC win in that span came in 2014 in Columbus.
  • The Galaxy have a four-game home undefeated streak alive vs. Columbus dating back to 2007, with two wins and two draws in that time. The Galaxy have not won in Columbus since 2011, though the teams have played to draws in two of the last three meetings there.

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