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LA Galaxy Cruz Azul match preview: What to watch, projected starting 11 and TV schedule

A spot in the Leagues Cup final is at stake

Club Tijuana v Los Angeles Galaxy: Quarterfinal - 2019 Leagues Cup Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The LA Galaxy may have been privately frustrated after defeating Club Tijuana in penalties to advance in the inaugural edition of the Leagues Cup, and with Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s team facing a busy schedule and chasing a playoff spot, you can understand why. And yet the blue white and gold are potentially 90 minutes away from a final, in Vegas of all places. Might as well go for it, right?

What to watch

Speaking of going for it, both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristian Pavón have been added to the roster ahead of Tuesday’s match.

With El Trafico V coming up on Sunday, how much playing time the duo will receive is still up in the air.

Revenge? As it turns out back in 2014 Schelotto’s Lanus knocked out Cruz Azul manager Pedro Caixinha’s Santos Laguna side in Copa Libertadores action. Naturally Caixinha’s squad featuring former MLS standouts Yoshi Yotun and Rafael Baca will want to return the favor.

Projected starting XI

Lineup 11

How to watch

Date/Time Tuesday August 17th 7:30 PT
Venue Dignity Health Sports Park
TV ESPN2
Streaming ESPN+ (outside of LA)

Officials

Referee Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
ARs Christian Ramirez (Honduras), Gerson Lopez (Guatemala)
4th official Said Martinez (Honduras)
VAR Jose Carlos Rivero (MLS)