The LA Galaxy are taking on FC Dallas tonight at the StubHub! Center, and a few days removed from Armed Forces Day the Galaxy celebrate Military Appreciation Night with camo warmups. The players are out getting ready and the lineups have been announced, so let's take a look at who has made the starting XI tonight.
With Donovan and Gonzalez off on international duty, Marcelo Sarvas and Todd Dunivant still on the mend, and Leonardo of questionable ability, Bruce Arena has abandoned the midfield diamond and put Gyasi Zardes back in the starting XI.
Gyasi Zardes will play wide, with Ishizaki likely playing further inside with Dan Gargan making the overlapping runs. Samuel starts with Robbie Keane over Friend, and they'll be joined by budding superstar Jacob Trainor (at least in spirit).
LA Galaxy subs vs. FC Dallas: Rowe, Husidic, Rogers, Friend, Leonardo, Hoffman, Mendiola
FC Dallas starting XI: Fernandez; Benitez, Keel, Hedges, Loyd, Garcia; Ulloa, Jacobson, Watson; Castillo, Akindele
As expected, Dallas drops Benitez back to cover the space Michel had been occupying. He'll make the same overlapping runs Gargan makes, as one of Dallas' best crossers. Tesho Akindele is a new starter at forward for Dallas, a draft pick in the last MLS SuperDraft.