Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2009 LA Galaxy schedule

Here it is by month:

March: 22 DC United
April: 4 Colorado, 11 Chivas USA, 18 at San Jose, 25 at Colorado
May: 2 New York, 6 at Real Salt Lake, 10 at Seattle, 17 Columbus, 23 at FC Dallas, 30 Kansas City
June: 6 at Toronto, 13 Real Salt Lake, 20 at San Jose, 28 Houston
July: 4 New England, 11 at Chivas USA, 18 at New York, 25 at Kansas City
August: 8 at New England, 15 Seattle, 19 at Chicago, 22 at DC United, 29 Chivas USA
September: 12 FC Dallas, 19 Toronto FC, 26 at Columbus
October: 2 Chicago, 18 at Houston, 24 San Jose

First thoughts:

* The Galaxy have six homes games before June. They will definitely need to capitalize on some of those early home fixtures if they want to stay in the playoff race and make the end-of-season games meaningful.
* If the Galaxy are close to or in the midst of the playoff picture come September, there is some good and bad news. Good news: four home games, three against teams who didn't make the playoffs in 2008. Bad news: the Galaxy only has six games in the last two months. Chivas USA, Colorado, FC Dallas, San Jose and Seattle each have eight games in September and October.
* In terms of cross-country trips, the Galaxy did well to get two of their two longest trips out of the way in a span of three weeks as games at New York and New England will come relatively close to one another.
* The Galaxy play San Jose and Chivas USA three times each (MLS has to squeeze all of the rivalries for what they're worth) and play each other MLS team twice, one at home and one away.

ADD: A commenter pointed out that there are no midweek games. I failed to mention this, but this is indeed true... almost - the Galaxy's Oct. 2 game against Chicago is on a Friday night... but that's close enough to the weekend though, right?


Anonymous said...

Another thing i see no midweek home games for the galaxy all season its either saturday or sunday. Sweet!!!

L.B. said...

Great point! Thanks for bringing it up. I added to the post. I hate midweek games too, so sweet indeed.

Anonymous said...

the RSL away game is a wednesday.