With their 2018 playoff hopes hanging on by a thread, a series of favorable results have given the LA Galaxy a small window of opportunity. The Sounders snapped a nine-game winning break to the Philadelphia Union while Mike Petke’s side were lucky to draw at home vs. Minnesota United.
Let’s not mince words however. LA are comfortably two spots below the red line. Anything less than three points for the Galaxy on Sunday (4 PT, FS1) and this season is in the fridge. With the doors closed, the lights out, the butter getting hard, the eggs cooling and the Jell-O jigglin’.
What to watch
Will Raúl Ruidiaz be available? The Peruvian World Cup striker who has been an integral part of Seattle’s second half resurgence re-aggravated an ankle sprain on Wednesday and was forced to exit the match. Though the former Morelia star was spotted jogging at training yesterday, it is unlikely the attacker will suit up this weekend. At best expect an appearance on the bench.
That Ruidiaz is at least jogging seems like a very good sign. https://t.co/4skVZAi5B1— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) September 21, 2018
Are the Galaxy equipped to succeed in the MLS 3.0 era? The organization has come under fire lately, and now even Zlatan is joining in on the criticism. Playoffs or not, this will be a very interesting winter for the Galaxy front office.
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How to Watch
Date/Time Sept. 23rd, 4:00 p.m.
Venue StubHub Center
Streaming (outside of LA) ESPN+
Referee JC Rivero ARs Cameron Blanchard, Mike Rottersman 4th official Armando Villarreal VAR Edvin Jurisevic