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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
GALAXY: What L.A. needs in Mexico

By Scott French

The final round of group play in the CONCACAF Champions League begins Tuesday night, and the biggest game -- for the Galaxy's purposes, at least -- has Costa Rican champ Alajuelense visiting Mexico's Morelia.

The teams are 1-2 in Group A, with the Galaxy sitting third, and what happens won't matter to L.A. as long as it wins Thursday night against Motagua in Honduras. That'll give it one of the group's two berths in next year's quarterfinals.

What happens at Estadio Morelos -- kickoff is 5 p.m. PT, Telefutura (KFTR/Channel 46) will televise -- will determine exactly what the Galaxy needs in Tegucigalpa:

1. Alajuelense (Costa Rica) 4-1-0 (7-4) 12 points
2. Morelia (Mexico) 3-2-0 (9-4) 9
3. Galaxy 3-2-0 (7-4) 9
4. Motagua (Honduras) 0-5-0 (2-13) 0