The Galaxy sit atop the Western Conference at the moment, with 52 points in 27 games (14-10-3 record). Colorado has not been too bad themselves and are currently in fifth place in the West with 41 points (10-11-7).
The Rapids are just one point behind Real Salt Lake for fourth place in the West, and are still in position to make the MLS Playoffs.
This match is surely more important for Colorado, but the Galaxy will definitely fancy their chances at home, where they are undefeated this season in MLS play (eight wins, five draws).
Here are the six players to watch on September 9th in Carson, California.
Prediction: 2-1 Galaxy win