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LA Galaxy Vancouver Whitecaps match preview: What to watch, projected starting XI and TV schedule

MLS: LA Galaxy at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

With two games remaining before the playoffs, LA control their own destiny. Currently just a singular point behind Minnesota United for 2nd in the West, the Galaxy host the last-place Vancouver Whitecaps Sunday (4:30 PT, Spectrum SportsNet) with a checklist in tow.

What to watch

First and foremost Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s group need all three points to secure a home playoff match. Second, the LA Galaxy need to light up the net to bump up their goal differential. Third? After Carlos Vela failed to increase his thin Golden Boot lead following two home matches, the Boot is within Zlatan’s range. With LAFC traveling to Minnesota this weekend, Zlatan can possibly catch up to the Mexican international with a brace.

Also? Favio Alvarez could return from a leg injury which has kept the playmaker off the pitch the past few weeks.

Projected starting XI

How to watch

Date/Time Sept 29 4:30 PT
Venue Dignity Health Sports Park
TV Spectrum SportsNet

Match officials

Referee Alan Kelly
ARs Eric Weisbrod, Apolinar Mariscal
4th official Baldomero Toledo
VAR Victor Rivas