The LA Galaxy are feeling a lot better after back-to-back wins, and now they’ll aim to start a winning streak in earnest when they host FC Dallas at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday.
The Galaxy are coming off a comprehensive 3-0 win on the road at the Houston Dynamo midweek, in which Sacha Kljestan scored a penalty winner for the second time in as many games. For a team that had been struggling a lot the past two months, this game was the kind of boost they needed before the final burst of the regular season.
FC Dallas, meanwhile, have officially been eliminated from playoff contention this season, and so all they have left to do is play spoiler. The Galaxy are well familiar with Ricardo Pepi, whose hat trick sunk LA last time these teams played, although he seems like a possible injury doubt for this game. But with an interim head coach at this stage in the campaign and pride and jobs to play for, FCD don’t have the same kind of skin in the game as the Galaxy do. Will that make a difference in this meeting?
Julian Araujo (suspension) is out for LA, and Jorge Villafaña is once again listed questionable. For Dallas, Beni Redzic (ankle), John Nelson (back) and Facundo Quignon (thigh) are ruled out for this game.
Can LA get a third win on the bounce? It’s another big match and another test of their playoff credentials. Hopefully they can keep on rolling.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Thursday evening, LA are (-140), Dallas are (+360) and a draw is at (+320). So two wins in a row and Dallas’ poor season mean the bookmaker thinks LA are big favorites here..
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LA and Dallas will be televised nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch on Fubo TV, and streamed on Twitter. The TV broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 7:08 pm.