Full time: LA 1, Dynamo 1. Pavon’s penalty gives them a point, but it’s probably not going to satisfy many. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap.
91st minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL Galaxy. Cristian Pavon scores from the spot to tie it up.
Halftime: LA down 1-0. It’s not good so far. 45 minutes to turn it around for the G’s.
17th minute: Goal Houston. Darwin Quintero scores on a free kick, with Bingham left flat-footed. The hole gets deeper for LA here.
Schelotto makes a couple changes for LA, most notably yanking Giancarlo Gonzalez.
Houston are playing a pretty strong lineup, with a couple rotations in.
Note: The Galaxy have to win by at least three goals in this game to advance in the tournament.
It’s do or die time for the LA Galaxy at the MLS is Back Tournament Thursday, as they wrap up group play with a meeting against the Houston Dynamo, their hopes of advancing to the knockout round hanging in the balance.
Both teams are in need of a win in this one, with both the Portland Timbers and LAFC assured of their spots in the knockout round, so LA and Houston are fighting over a possible berth to the knockouts as a third-place finisher. With the Dynamo coming in with a point and the Galaxy on zero points, Houston has an edge but they need to win to advance, while LA needs a big win and for things to break their way elsewhere.
The Galaxy are coming off a demoralizing 6-2 loss to LAFC, and with Daniel Steres telling reporters the MLS is Back Tournament is a “preseason tournament,” it counts in the regular-season standings, so it’s not actually a preseason tournament. But while the Galaxy can’t count themselves out ahead of this game, they definitely feel like they are swimming against the current at the moment. Can they figure things out and post a win? Or will their winless start to 2020 continue? It’s a big game for the Galaxy and fans will be looking for some life out of the team, along with a result.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday evening, LA are (+155) while Houston are (+128). The odds of a draw are (+325), so the bookmakers think little separates these teams coming in.
How to Watch:
Monday’s match between LA and the Dynamo will be televised nationally on FS1 and TUDN in the United States, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 5 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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