Although Jan Gunnar Solli is '100 percent' for Saturday's match, and forward Juan Agudelo appears to be on the mend as well, there's still a significant list of injuries hampering both the Red Bulls and Galaxy (MLSsoccer.com's Franco Panizo touched on New York's in his Thursday Red Bulls Notebook).
On Friday, MLSsoccer.com asked in its Top 11 Questions heading into the weekend: "Which stars will step up to shine in #NYvLA?"
They had this to say about the matchup:
"The “One-percent Derby,” as some fans involved in this matchup of metropolises cheekily called it last year, may be missing some of its biggest names, with Red Bulls standouts Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez sidelined and the precise status of LA’s David Beckham and Robbie Keane uncertain. Yet it still looks like a fascinating matchup, especially if Dax McCarty maintains his sterling efforts at the base of the RBNY midfield."McCarty definitely received his fair share of praise this past week after performing as a defensive midfielder against New England.
Who do you think will shine in Saturday's match against LA?