The LA Galaxy have announced the starting line up for their U.S. Open Cup match against the Sacramento Republic.
#LAGalaxy XI: Kempin; Smith, Romney Arellano, Turnley; Garcia, João Pedro; Jamieson IV, Mendiola, Lassiter; McInerney #LAvSAC pic.twitter.com/lzOMlMdfbF— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 29, 2017
As expected, there are heavy changes from the match against Sporting Kansas City at the weekend with an emphasis on the young kids in this match.
In defense, half of the back line has changed, but not everyone is new. Hugo Arellano played well coming in for the suspended Jelle Van Damme last time out. Regular left back Ashley Cole finally gets the night off with Josh Turnley filling in that spot.
The midfield, where the Galaxy are lacking in depth, is a familiar pairing in recent weeks with Joao Pedro getting his starting position back.
Further up the pitch in the attacking midfielders, Bradford Jamieson IV, Raul Mendiola and Ari Lassiter will face a familiar foe tonight.
And finally, leading the line is Jack McInerney. He’ll have to prove his worth tonight if he hopes to keep getting his numbered called.