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Both Bruce Arena and Martin Rennie have tough lineup decisions to make for what will be the last game of the season for one of these teams.
In Los Angeles' final regular season match against Seattle Sounders FC, Arena opted to send out a squad that hasn't been used much this season.
Instead of the normal pairing of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane up top, which has yielded great results for L.A., Edson Buddle got the start and Donovan played in the midfield. This move resulted in both Marcelo Sarvas and Mike Magee sitting on the bench, while Swedish international Christian Wilhelmsson played on the wing.
Now Bruce must decide which lineup he wants to go with, but this is definitely not a bad problem to have. Whoever he starts, Arena will have a very deep bench to go to when a substitution is needed.
My guess is that we'll see Landon return to his normal role next to Keane up top. The midfield will then consist of Magee, Beckham, Juninho and Sarvas. This leaves Buddle and Wilhelmsson on the bench to provide fresh legs in the second half.
Vancouver's coach Martin Rennie has a harder decision to make. In the final game of the regular season, both of Vancouver's Designated Players, Kenny Miller and Barry Robson, started the match on the bench.
However, the Whitecaps ended up with a 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake, and holding RSL scoreless is an impressive feat.
Since he'll need his best players on the pitch against the Galaxy, I think Rennie will start both Miller and Robson Thursday night.