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Galaxy using the end of a lost season to prepare for next year

Galaxy using the end of a lost season to prepare for next year

It’s been 10 years since the Galaxy played a game that had no bearing on the MLS playoff races. But it will happen Saturday when they play host to the Colorado Rapids, the only team in the league with a worse record (Spectrum SN, Spectrum Deportes, 8 p.m. PT).

Although the Galaxy, 6-14-5 and 14 points out of a playoff spot with nine games left, still have the thinnest of mathematical chances of reaching the playoffs, they have no realistic shot of getting there. It’s partly because they are riding a 10-game winless streak, have earned just one point since mid-June, haven’t scored in their last four home games and have just one goal anywhere since July 22.

The Rapids are even...

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