When David Beckham went down a few weeks ago, most assumed that the Galaxy's season was effectively over. In fact, not long ago, the Galaxy were 4-13-5, and many fans were looking forward to 2008 with a healthy Beckham.
Well a funny thing happened on the way to the end of the year. The Galaxy have now won four in row, they're now 8-13-6, and a playoff berth is actually possible. On Sunday, Gavin Glinton's goal in the 77th minute sealed a dramatic 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo, the defending MLS Cup champions.
The Galaxy have three games remaining -- two at home against Toronto and New York before finishing at Chicago -- and they may very well need to win all three in order to reach the postseason. The odds are against them, but it helps to finish the season against the Fire, the team they're chasing. And the Galaxy may get a boost from Beckham, who is hoping to return before the season's end.