Here's my column on MLS and scheduling. Also, thanks to the people who pointed me towards the Galaxy's fourth absence.
The Galaxy are at a disadvantage against RSL based on manpower alone. It would have been a tricky game with their full team. Still, this may be a good team to face with a depleted roster.
Real Salt Lake, after all, has won just once on the road. RSL has scored seven goals and allowed 20 on the road. So if the Galaxy were going to miss all these players, it may as well come at home against one of the worst road teams in the league.