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Galaxy wins Shield again? EA Sports: Yes

Get ready for something special.

The Galaxy are going to tie Major League Soccer's victories record, set a mark for fewest losses, score a league-best 64 goals and cruise to another Supporters' Shield.

Juan Pablo Angel and Chad Barrett will become one of the league's most feared frontline tandems, both scoring in double-digits in a stirring 25-3-7 campaign.

That's what EA Sports says after playing the entire 2011 campaign using its "FIFA Soccer 11" video game.

How will Chivas USA fare? Not so well. The Goats finished 6-16-12 in the simulation, eighth of nine teams in the West, 16th of 18th overall. Only the expansion Portland Timbers (4-21-9) and Chicago Fire (7-21-6) fared worse.

The Galaxy surrendered just 23 goals, No. 2 in the league. Chivas was outscored, 44-31.

Englishman Luke Rodgers, New York's replacement for Angel, led the league with 17 goals as the Red Bulls (17-7-10) held off Sporting Club Kansas City (16-9-9) for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Angel was third in the Golden Boot standings, with 13 goals, and Barrett added 11 more.

EA Sports did not simulate the playoffs, so all we have are the matchups, and the Galaxy will start off against the lowest remaining seed after Colorado-New England and D.C. United-FC Dallas wild-card games. The other Western Conference series pits second-place Real Salt Lake (21-5-8) against Seattle (18-3-13). In the East, New York gets the other wild-card victor and Sporting faces Houston (14-11-9).

The Galaxy, back in 1998 -- the shootout days -- set the league record with 24 wins in a 32-game season. San Jose in 2005 and Dallas last year lost just four games.