LA start Yony Gonzalez up top again, Jonathan dos Santos is back in the XI. Chicharito is nowhere to be found, however.
LAFC do have Carlos Vela on the bench, back from injury, and Diego Rossi is back in the XI after international duty.
Can the LA Galaxy truly turn around their season? They’ll aim for that as they take on LAFC at Banc of California Stadium in the fourth edition of El Trafico this season, in a game that will be at brunchtime and on national network TV.
The Galaxy had a boost this week after beating the Vancouver Whitecaps in dramatic fashion last week, Kai Koreniuk’s debut MLS goal snapping an excruciating losing streak. Spirits are up, and the Galaxy are only three points out of the final playoff spot heading into the weekend. They can still make the playoffs, really!
They’ll face an LAFC team who most recently registered a draw, but it was a similar result to LA’s, with a teenage striker, Christian Torres, scoring his first goal in stoppage time to get a point against the Portland Timbers last week. LAFC should have many of their top players back, and Carlos Vela could get some time, as he’s missed several months with a knee injury.
Jonathan dos Santos should be available and back in the lineup for the Galaxy, and Rolf Feltscher could as well. Will that push the Galaxy on to clinch bragging rights for El Trafico in 2020? We’ll see if that happens, the Galaxy still seem to have LAFC’s number more often than not and this should be another good game.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LA are (+390) while LAFC are (-182). The odds of a draw are also (+370), so the bookmakers think the Galaxy are huge underdogs, which is a surprise. But hey, it’s 2020, we know anything can happen, truly.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LA and LAFC will be televised nationally on ABC, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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