L.A. likely shorthanded in Arena's first game

August 20, 2008
By Andrea Canales
With all the parity in Major League Soccer, midseason acquisitions can be crucial to a team's fortunes as the race for the playoffs heats up. Key additions to the roster led to bottom-of-the-table San Jose comprehensively beating the New England Revolution, the newly crowned SuperLiga champs. Now the "MLS Primetime Thursday" matchup showcases whether a team that has brought in a new star player will outduel one that has opted for new administration.

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