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

How will LA look without Ibra?

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Losers of three straight matches, the LA Galaxy have a golden opportunity to turn things around this Sunday (5:00 PT, SpectrumSN) against a shambolic Colorado Rapids team with just two points on the season.

What to watch

Galaxy fans may be forgiven for feeling flattened with the carousel of player availability issues. Word of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two-game suspension for violent conduct comes on the heels of the news midfielders Jonathan dos Santos and Uriel Antuna were named to Mexico’s preliminary Gold Cup roster.

On the plus side, the Alvarez attackers are set to return. With Favio Alvarez’s paperwork arriving the Argentine is certain to debut Sunday while Efrain is done with the U-17 CONCACAF Championship. (Read how the Galaxy academy players performed HERE)

Colorado, competitive? The Rapids have lost nine matches thus far, but a majority have come by a single goal. Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s group need a win but they can’t afford to underestimate their opponent, who recently let go of manager Anthony Hudson after the New Zealander criticized the quality of his players.

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How to watch

Date/Time Sunday May 19th 5:00 PT
Venue Dignity Health Sports Park
TV Spectrum SportsNet
Streaming (outside of LA) ESPN+