Another crucial six-point result lies in the balance. Saturday night (7 PT, ESPN2) a LA Galaxy squad with renewed confidence battle a struggling Seattle Sounders team with just one win in five.
What to watch
The rise of Cristian Pavón. After a productive outing in Washington D.C., the Boca Juniors loan signing was instrumental in both Galaxy goals as LA topped FC Dallas in mid-week action. Several times the 23-year old came close to opening his account.
We usually don’t make predictions round these parts, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Pavón bagged his first goal in blue white and gold on Saturday.
Will fatigue be a factor? Three games in seven days is never an easy task, but the adaptable Guillermo Barros Schelotto rested Uriel Antuna and Favio Alvarez Wednesday and Joe Corona was given a few games off, so assuming Joe is ready to go on Saturday the team should be in an optimal position.
Projected starting XI
How to watch
Date/Time Saturday August 17th 7:00 PT
Venue Dignity Health Sports Park
Streaming ESPN+ (outside of LA)
Referee Robert Sibiga
ARs Kyle Atkins, Jason White
4th official Mark Allatin
VAR Kevin Stott