Coming off back-to-back wins for the first time since May, the LA Galaxy face a vital road test Wednesday night (6:30 PT, Spectrum SportsNet) vs. a Real Salt Lake team just one point behind LA in the Western conference standings.
What to watch
Have Romain and Favio recovered yet? According to the latest reports DP Romain Alessandrini is still working his way back to fitness and is likely out for the matches at RSL and this weekend vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps. However attacking playmaker Favio Alvarez could be available Saturday.
Who are Freddy Juarez’s Real Salt Lake? The Claret and Cobalt appeared to be in free-fall last month after firing Mike Petke, but the interim manager has righted the ship as RSL have posted a respectable 3-3-1 record since.
With a draw arguably suiting the Galaxy moreso than RSL, LA might do well to sit back, absorb pressure and let Cristian Pavon do his thing on the counter-attack.
Projected starting XI
How to watch
Date/Time Sept 25 6:30 PT
Venue Rio Tinto Stadium
TV Spectrum SportsNet
Referee Rubiel Vazquez
ARs Frank Anderson, Cory Richardson
4th official Sergii Demianchuk
VAR Hilario Grajeda