WHAT TO WATCH FOR
LA will have a chance to bounce back and return to their lights-out home form when Toronto FC comes to the StubHub Center without two of their American stars. Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley are both on Gold Cup duty for the USMNT, but so are the Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes and Omar Gonzalez. Additionally, Jaime Penedo is on Gold Cup duty with Panama, and will also be unavailable for selection.
LA will be looking to fill their National Team gaps by relying on the form of their young midfield corps, which features Jose Villarreal, Nacho Maganto, and Sebastian Lletget. Lletget has been something of a revelation since joining the Galaxy, scoring in each of the last three of the Galaxy's MLS fixtures and fitting seamlessly into the lineup.
With Gyasi on international duty and stoppage-time ace Alan Gordon suspended on yellow card accumulation, Villarreal could get the start at forward next to Robbie Keane tonight. The Galaxy's lack of attacking options for this match could mean that another one of LA's young guns, Bradford Jamieson IV, could make his way back into the match day eighteen for the first time since suffering a concussion during the U-20 World Cup.
If the fireworks on the field aren't enough for you this evening, someone named Steven Gerrard (a man who needs no introduction) will be introduced at halftime.
GK: Brian Rowe
DEF: Rogers, DeLaGarza, Leonardo, Gargan
MID: Lletget, Husidic, Juninho, Ishizaki
ATT: Villarreal, Keane
When: 7:30 PM PT (10:30 ET)
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Television: MLS Live, Sportsnet 360 (Canada), TWC Sports Network