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

No Zlatan, no problem?

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Los Angeles Galaxy Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sigi Schmid’s side can extend the unbeaten streak to 10 in a row vs. the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, but they’re going to have to do it without Zlatan. (6:00 PT, Spectrum SportsNet)

What to watch

Is this a trap game? I wouldn’t go that far. Trap games are characterized by overconfident teams battling weak opponents, and there are too many X-factors for the LA Galaxy to feasibly relax. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unavailable after skipping the MLS All-Star game, LA are playing at high altitude and Colorado just acquired FC Dallas Homegrown midfielder Kellyn Acosta.

The Rapids are winless in five but it won’t be an easy match.

Could Sebastian Lletget earn a starting nod? Perry Kitchen has looked fatigued lately, and it was a similar story for the holding midfielder vs. the Lions. Lletget has subbed on for Kitchen like for like the past few weeks, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Seba involved from the start on Saturday.

Predicted starting 11

How to Watch

Date/Time: Aug 4th, 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
TV: SportsNet Spectrum
Stream (outside of LA): ESPN+

Officials

Referee Sorin Stoica, ARs Ian Anderson, Danny Thornberry and 4th official Victor Rivas VAR Younes Marrakchi