MLS game #1: DCU @ LA Galaxy

We're just three hours from the beginning of D.C. United's 2009 MLS campaign.  The team faces its longtime rival in the LA Galaxy this afternoon at 3 p.m. ET at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.  You can watch the game locally in the DC area on Comcast SportsNet or nationally on Telefutura. 

If you're watching the game from home, be sure to check out the Gameday Edition of - it will provide you with the starting lineups before anyone else, a live chat during the game and anything and everything you might need to know about the Black-and-Red during today's match. 

Here are a few things you should read ahead of today's game:

Finally, as we did through all of last year, feel free to offer your score predictions in the comments below.  We'll choose one winner from those who guess correctly to win two tickets to an upcoming United home game.