This three-match homestand, the Crew's only such stretch of the season, figured to be a crucial mid-to-late season opportunity to build up points for an MLS Cup Playoff charge. After dropping the first contest to Toronto FC, Saturday's meeting with the LA Galaxy takes on added importance, a fact that's not lost on defender Eric Gehrig.
"It's very important to win your home games," said Gehrig. "Especially when you have our fans and a crowd like that, it gives us an advantage every time we play at home. So far, it hasn't been good enough at home, but thankfully we have some opportunities coming up. Big game on Saturday, I know everyone's jacked up, including the fans. We'll be ready."