Two Designated Players will be in action on Thursday night. In the first DP game, Cuauhtemoc Blanco's Chicago Fire will host DP-less New England while David Beckham's Galaxy will host also DP-less San Jose in the second match. Beckham is also joined by off-the-books DP Landon Donovan, so call it a triumvirate of DPs if you will.
Anyway, regarding the two highest-profile DPs, SI.com's Mark Bechtel talks about the two in this story. His conclusion about Blanco being the better of the DP is one I share.