Up next for Galaxy: Saturday vs. Seattle


Time: 8 p.m.

On the air: TV: FSN PrimeTicket. Radio: 570 and 1330.

Where: Home Depot Center.

Records: Galaxy 7-3-10, Sounders 7-5-8.

Record vs. Sounders: 0-0-1.

Update: The Galaxy's gradual rise up the MLS standings has seen it climb to second place in the Western Conference and fourth place overall in the league. Coach Bruce Arena said Friday no decision would be made before game time on the availability of Landon Donovan, who was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. Forwards Alecko Eskandarian (broken nose) and Edson Buddle (sprained right foot) are out. The Sounders are led by former Swedish international midfielder Freddie Ljungberg. Seattle, coached by former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid and feature former Galaxy players Peter Vagenas, Tyrone Marshall, Nate Jaqua and Nathan Sturgis. Seattle is winless in its last three games. The Galaxy is unbeaten in its last six games, winning five.

-- Grahame L. Jones

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