The LA Galaxy will be up against it Saturday afternoon (2 PT, Fox), but since when has that prevented Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side from getting a result?
What to watch
Galaxy fans know the blue white and gold have a tough task ahead of them with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Polenta out due to suspension and the team traveling cross-country to battle an Atlanta United squad with something to prove.
What they don’t know is the status of potential loan signing Cristian Pavón, an upgrade which could take this group to the next level. Though outlets across Buenos Aires are reporting the 23-year old is set to board a plane, an official confirmation still hasn’t arrived.
If the Galaxy want to get a result without Zlatan, their best bet is to defend in a low black, force Atlanta to beat them and cobble together chances on the other end.
Projected starting XI
How to watch
Date/Time Saturday August 3rd 2:00 PT
Venue Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Referee Drew Fischer
ARs Jeremy Hanson, Philippe Briere
4th official Kevin Broadley
VAR Jose Carlos Rivero