Carlos Harvey makes his first career start in MLS in the Galaxy midfield.
October 29, 2020
Portland going with a strong XI, as expected.
Our Starting XI vs. LA Galaxy.#PORvLA | #RCTID pic.twitter.com/SPwymdRi8D— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) October 29, 2020
The LA Galaxy are fighting for their season at this point in the campaign, with four games left to play and points to make up if they are to reach the playoffs, or at least avoid the Western Conference basement, in 2020.
The Galaxy are coming off a loss in El Trafico on Sunday, a tough game but one where it just didn’t come together for them, for a variety of reasons. Now, they have to turn the page and take on the Timbers, who are one of the top teams in the Western Conference at present. Hmm.
Chicharito announced on his social media he won’t be playing, although he said he was cheering for “my LA Galaxy” to win so they can make a push for the playoffs.
To be fair, Guilllermo Barros Schelotto had already hinted that Chicha wasn’t going to play in this one, but guess this makes it official.
Here’s the situation: If the Timbers win, they clinch their playoff spot in this game. The Galaxy have six points to make up to get above the playoff line, with four games to play. They have have games in hand on most of the teams above them, so it certainly could happen. But they need to start winning, right now. If they can’t, the 2020 misery will continue to pile on and their season may be over in the next couple weeks. It’s do-or-die time for the G’s.
Our sportsbook partner was having tech issues as of publication. The betting lines on MLSsoccer.com have the Galaxy as huge underdogs, little surprise considering the circumstances.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LA and the Timbers will be televised nationally on ESPN, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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