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LA Galaxy vs Sporting Kansas City: Predicted Starting XI

Heavy schedule means more squad rotation.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids
Jack McBean looks to get second straight start.
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The LA Galaxy are in the midst of a hectic June schedule. Games are coming in thick and fast, and the boys return home to take on Sporting Kansas City Saturday night.

Therefore, you should expect Curt Onalfo to try and rotate a bit of his starting XI.

Goalkeeper: Diop

Clement Diop played well in the altitude of Colorado a couple of nights ago. Expect him to remain in between the sticks as long as his play is up to par.

Defense: Diallo, Romney, Van Damme, Cole

Bradley Diallo just missed out last week’s starting XI while recovering from a hamstring injury. Diallo should be ready to go against Sporting KC Saturday night, giving Nathan Smith much needed rest.

Midfield: Pedro, Garcia

Joao Pedro was immense on the road against the Rapids. He worked his tail off to create that second goal for Jack McBean and is really starting to come into his own. It’s taken awhile, but the signing looks to be paying off

Attacking Midfield: Zardes, Alessandrini, Boateng

Romain Alessandrini got a bit of a rest Wednesday night, but came on in the second half and made an instant impact. The Frenchman scored from the spot with a chip down the middle of Tim Howard’s goal.

Forward: McBean

After scoring twice against the Colorado Rapids, expect the young goal scorer to get the nod up top again. He scored two great goals, including a sensational second, where he deftly beat Howard from close range.