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Union try to stop scoring woes against Galaxy

May 11, 2011 - 1:26 PM Chester, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Union will seek to continue their good run of form at PPL Park on Wednesday when the club welcomes the Los Angeles Galaxy to town.

The Union are coming off of a 1-0 loss at the Portland Timbers last time out, but Peter Nowak's team will be happy to be returning home, where the club has earned 10 of a possible 12 points this season.

However, if Philadelphia is going to add to its point total on Wednesday, the club must find a way to solve its scoring woes, with just five goals scored in the first seven games this season.

Having failed to score more than one goal in any of its first seven games, Philadelphia has still managed to get results, earning 13 points from its first seven games to sit just two points off the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Much of the success for Philadelphia this season can be traced to a defense that has yielded just three goals so far. But in Los Angeles, the back line will get a stern test.

The Galaxy have been held without a goal just once in 10 games this year, and after an entertaining 1-1 draw with Red Bull New York over the weekend, the club will be looking for its first win in three games.

Although Beckham is expected to miss the match, he did offer these words of encouragement for his team. "It is going to be a tough week for us because you play a game this evening [Saturday] and we travel to the East coast on Monday," Galaxy midfielder David Beckham said following the draw with New York. "It's tough, but that's why we have a big squad and a good squad of players. It's another big game for us."

Both teams will have their depth tested this week with the Galaxy returning home to face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, while the Union will visit FC Dallas the same day.