Finally! The LA Galaxy starting XI against the Portland Timbers is out. Here’s how Sigi Schmid will line up his side at Providence Park.
Alineación de #LAGalaxy: Rowe; Van Anholt, Steres, Romney, Cole©; Jones, João; Zardes, Giovani, Boateng; McInerney. #PORvLA pic.twitter.com/cU6AnxRmEv— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy_Es) August 6, 2017
There are some changes to the side with suspensions and injuries.
With Romain Alessandrini not named in the 18, Gyasi Zardes gets pushed out to the left to round out the attacking midfield.
Romain Alessandrini misses #PORvLA due to left knee irritation. He got in a few laps pregame pic.twitter.com/D1Kw85tz9X— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) August 6, 2017
And of the two available Jack’s, it’s McInerney’s turn to get the nod up front as he faces his former team.
Outside of Brian Rowe, the only unchanged section of the starting XI is in the midfield. Jermaine Jones, and the newly minted #88 Joao Pedro, will anchor down that part of the pitch.
Pele Van Anholt gets his second MLS start, as he plays in his first road match. Replacing the suspended Jelle Van Damme is Dave Romney. Romney had been playing great up until Daniel Steres came back from injury.
How will these two play alongside each other? Looks like we will find out in less than an hour.
Will the Galaxy finally claim three points today? Follow along on @LAGConfidential as we will give you play-by-play of today’s match in Portland, Oregon.