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LA Galaxy at Vancouver Whitecaps match preview: What to watch, predicted starting 11 and TV schedule

What the heck is Spectrum Community?

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at LA Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve got a slight Zlatan hangover this morning, you’re not alone. The American soccer community had a big party yesterday celebrating the impending arrival of one of world footballer’s great personalities. Ibrahimovic is anticipated to make his debut next week vs. LAFC in the inaugural El Tráfico. That. Will. Be. A. Spectacle.

But first, a severely shorthanded LA Galaxy squad travel to Vancouver to take on Carl Robinson’s improved Whitecaps squad. (7 PT, Spectrum Community & Spectrum Deportes)

What to watch:

Sigi Schmid has the unfortunate task of stringing a coherent lineup together despite missing up to eleven players. All three Galaxy DPs are out with hamstring injuries, Ashley Cole is suspended, Michael Ciani has a groin pull, Chris Pontius and Bradford Jamieson are still nursing knocks and Ola Kamara and Emrah Klimenta have international duty. Plus Perry Kitchen tweaked his knee.

This isn’t a match with a high probability of success for LA, so expect Sigi to prioritize individual performances more than the result.

How to watch? With LA drawing aybsmal TV numbers last year, the team is no longer a top priority on the network, and as a result, tonight’s Galaxy broadcast has been moved to Spectrum Community.

You’ve got two options: Bite the bullet and upgrade your service, or if you live outside LA county try using MLS Live.

Predicted starting 11:

Lineup 11

How to Watch:

Date/Time: March 24th, 7 p.m. PST
Venue: BC Place
TV: Spectrum Community, Spectrum Deportes
Stream (outside of LA): MLS Live

Officials:

Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referees: Peter Balciunas, Eric Weisbrod
4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
VAR: David Gantar