Preview: And so, Robin Fraser takes on another tough test when we face the Galaxy on Wednesday. The Gals are currently 1 point out of the playoffs, and are coming off of a big loss against Seattle 10 days ago, where they lost 4-3. Although LA is playing SKC on Sunday, I doubt we will see much rotation in their squad due to where they are in the standings and how tight the playoff race in the West currently is (4 points separate 2nd from 8th). The Rapids on the other hand, are riding a two game win streak - defeating the Red Bulls in NY, and recently taking care of business against a depleted Seattle side. Technically available for selection would probably be Kamara (9/8 vs Liberia), Bassett (9/9 vs UAE U-23's) and Anderson (9/7 vs Netherlands), but I highly doubt they will see much field time if any, due to the short turnaround on international travel and game time. Diego Rubio plays tonight (9/10) against Honduras, so I doubt we see him in the 18 either, unless he sees very few minutes - and even then it's a big stretch, as he would have to travel from Honduras tonight or tomorrow morning to make it back to the team in time. International absences haven't seemed to have much of an effect on the Rapids however - defeating NYRB and Seattle both 2-0. NYRB was an away game (something we've been dreadful at all year) and they played starting caliber players. As such, I would look more to how we played against NYRB as the litmus test for how we match up with the LA Gals. The Galaxy's most recent signing in Christian Pavon is starting to look more and more deadly, and is seemingly starting to gain more rapport with Mr. Zlatan - who is always a threat, at any given time. LA's biggest weakness is in their defense. They are currently working with a -4 goal differential on the season with 45 goals allowed. More specifically their weakness really lies in transition - as they like to play a high line, control the ball in the attacking third, and apply lots of pressure. Thankfully, Jona dos Santos, Sebastian Lletget, and Urial Antuna all have international duty tonight as well, so I doubt we will see any of them in tomorrows game. Those three play an integral part in LA's midfield, with Santos and Lletget being their holding/possession mids. Referree assignments: Fotis has been the head ref for 10 games this year, averaging 23.7 fouls per game, 4.3 yellows per game, and 0.1 reds per game. Leave your comments, predictions, puns, jokes, and more below! I'm thinking the Rapids hold on for life in an exciting 2-2 draw, but I'm hoping for more and that we can #BEATLA! C'mon you pids!