LA have Yony Gonzalez on his first start, and the same for Jonathan Klinsmann in the back. Sacha Kljestan also starts in this one.
San Jose make one change, bringing back Florian Jungwirth from suspension.
How we're lining up in Carson. pic.twitter.com/eEe7jvGIW8— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) October 15, 2020
LA had an unexpected off weekend, after their game against the Colorado Rapids was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak on the Rapids. Will the rest do the Galaxy good? I think it could, but they have had a week off and still lost recently, so more must be done to raise the level as they’re mired in a crisis spot.
The Quakes also lost their most recent game, against the Portland Timbers over the weekend, but before that they had won three straight, including the last meeting between these teams. San Jose still clearly have a talent gap compared to nearly every MLS team, but they are making the most of what they have and obviously the Galaxy can’t walk in and expect a victory.
So how will this one go? Will LA get a needed three points or will their difficulties continue? We’ll see what happens, California Clasicos are always fascinating.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday afternoon, LA are (-130) while San Jose are (+310). The odds of a draw are also (+300), so the bookmakers think the Galaxy are huge favorites. I’m surprised but we’ll see.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LA and the Earthquakes will be televised locally on Spectrum SportsNet and in the rest of the country on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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