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LA Galaxy Predicted Starting XI vs Minnesota United

Expect only one change tomorrow.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles Galaxy
Our starting XI for the LA Galaxy.
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The LA Galaxy look to carry their momentum from the previous match and a half into tomorrow afternoon where they will take on Minnesota United.

LA is coming off of a resounding performance against the New York Red Bulls where they won 3-1. New York’s only goal came late in the match when Bradley Diallo had already been given his second yellow.

The only change you should expect in tomorrow’s starting XI will be whoever replaces Diallo at right back.

Goalkeeper: Rowe

The late goal Rowe gave up against New York last weekend should not hinder the goalkeeper in any way. They were down to 10 men, and for the vast majority, Rowe played well against a potent offense.

Defense: Smith, Steres, Van Damme, Cole

The defense has been playing superbly these last few games and that should be expected to continue against Minnesota.

Who’s going to replace the suspended Diallo?

It will more than likely be Nathan Smith. Smith was playing well against he came up against Jordan Morris and the Seattle Sounders. He will look to rebound and try to win the starting spot for the next few matches too.

Midfield: Pedro, Husidic

Joao Pedro is really coming into his own as of late, and is play improved even before Jermaine Jones went out injured. It’s taken some time, but that was to be expected given his new surroundings.

Attacking Midfielders: Boateng, Dos Santos, Alessandrini

Romain Alessandrini picked up his goal scoring against the Red Bulls last time out, scoring twice inside the first 10 minutes of the game. In the second half, he even won the penalty that clinched all three points for the Galaxy.

Mexican International Giovani dos Santos has also scored two in his last two games played. However, neither of those goals have come in the run of play. His first goal was a tap in on a set piece, while the second was scored from the spot.

Forward: Zardes

It’s Gyasi Zardes’ turn to find the back of the net. He’s been playing well as of late and finding the back of the net will only help himself and team in the long run.