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LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes: Starting XI

Your LA Galaxy starting XI for the California Clasico.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids
Jack McBean starts up top.
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The Galaxy have announced their starting XI and there are few interesting changes made by Curt Onalfo.

As expected, Clement Diop gets his spot back in between the sticks for the LA Galaxy.

The defense is where things get interesting. Ashley Cole gets more rest and in his place is Hugo Arellano. Arellano has played well in the center back position in the few amount of times we have seen him. Let’s see how he does at left back. On the opposite side, Rafa Garcia is starting instead of Bradley Diallo who must not be fully fit quite yet.

So this means that in the middle of the park, Jaime Villarreal will start alongside Joao Pedro.

Curt Onalfo is giving Romain Alessandrini more rest ahead of Tuesday’s match with Real Salt Lake. Jose Villarreal will play in the number 10 role. Bradford Jamieson IV, who played well against the Sacramento Republic, will get the slot on the right wing.

And finally, as expected, Jack McBean starts up top for your Galaxy against the San Jose Earthquakes.