For a better understanding of the game:
The Los Angeles Equidome was specifically designed for arena polo. It's the official home of the American Polo League, and all of that league's polo matches are played there, with the Los Angeles Colts competing in every game. Most arenas throughout the country are made for basketball and hockey and are much too small for top-notch polo.
Twenty professional polo games are played at the Equidome by the six league teams during the spring and the fall seasons (10 each season). In addition, there are two championship games each year in which the leading teams compete for the prestigious Cadillac Cup. The league structure calls for the five visiting teams to play the L.A. Colts in the Equidome on a rotating basis four times a year, or twice each season. The Colts play all 20 league games in the Equidome.
To compensate for the home-field advantage during the regular season, the Colts award a handicap to the opposing team. Last Saturday, for instance, the Colts, with the players' combined goal rating of 25, played the New York Thoroughbreds, who had a rating of 20. Therefore, the Thoroughbreds were allowed to begin the match with five points. There is no handicap given in the championship games, therefore tonight's game will begin 0-0.