After more than ten days and several Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumors later, the LA Galaxy return to action to take on the San Jose Earthquakes in the second California Clasico of the season.
Bruce Arena's side are on an impressive eight games unbeaten, but it's not just momentum that is on their side, history is too. The San Jose Earthquakes have not won at StubHub Center since 2012, and their overall winless record away from home extends all the way to August 22 of last year.
Given that, this is a game the Galaxy must absolutely not lose. Of course, this game doesn't carry the colossal proportions of a Cali Clasico in the playoffs, but a shock defeat to the Earthquakes wouldn't be the most ideal thing for the Galaxy, especially when you are carrying the league's current longest unbeaten run.
Bruce Arena and co. should be boosted by the return of Nigel de Jong, who missed the last game through injury, and Alan Gordon will also be back after a long layoff with groin issues.
The first meeting between these two sides ended with a 3-1 victory for the Galaxy. That was back in March, though. Clasicos are Clasicos and you have to play them to win them.
Match date/time: Sunday 7pm EST, 4pm local
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
TV: Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO