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LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake match preview: What to watch, predicted starting 11 and TV schedule

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MLS: Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s do or die time.

There’s no reason the LA Galaxy shouldn’t stroll into Rio Tinto Stadium high on confidence. Yes, the altitude always presents a challenge and Real Salt Lake are full of confidence themselves after steamrolling the Rapids, but Sigi Schmid’s team are fully capable of getting a result having dismantled the RSL back line in a convincing 3-0 victory a few months back.

What to watch

Who will step onto the frigid surface Saturday night? (7 PT, ESPN+) The official LAG Confidential injury report has upgraded Jonathan dos Santos, Michael Ciani and Dave Romney to probable, while DPs Romain Alessandrini and Giovani dos Santos are still question marks.

“It’s crunch time”. Ever the wise veteran, Ibra was hesitant to label Saturday’s game as a must-win to take pressure off the squad, even if that’s basically what it is.

Analyzing the LA Galaxy’s 2018 playoff chances

Predicted starting 11

How to Watch

Date/Time Sept. 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Venue Rio Tinto Stadium
TV Spectrum SportsNet and Deportes
Streaming (outside of LA) ESPN+

Officials

Referee Drew Fischer ARs Brian Poeschel, TJ Zablocki and 4th official Marcos Deoliveira VAR Geoff Gamble