The LA Galaxy are on a bit of a run before the last 10 days of the regular season, but that’s going to be put to the test in Wednesday’s road clash at Sporting Kansas City.
The Galaxy played a classic game of two halves over the weekend, hosting FC Dallas and showing their bad side to go down 2-0, before coming back to draw 2-2. The game states means the fight back and result was pretty good, but LA honestly needs to beat a team like Dallas to really sew up their playoff spot. Now they have it all to play for in the final three games, and the tests don’t get any easier.
Sporting are coming off a contentious 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders, which was classic Sporting soccer: Some brains, some brawn, some skills and they left the Sounders big mad. They can still finish as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and it’s safe to say Kansas City don’t take games off, so if they’re clicking, watch out.
Nick DePuy is suspended for yellow card accumulation for LA, while Jorge Villafaña remains questionable on the injury report. For Sporting, Tim Melia (suspended), Alan Pulido (knee), Felipe Hernandez (personal) and Jaylin Lindsay (hamstring) are out, while Daniel Salloi (ankle), and Jose Mauri (ankle) are listed as questionable.
I think with the players out for Sporting, there’s certainly a chance the Galaxy can get a result, but LA need to be at their best. It’s not a playoff game, but it’s damn close, and better to pick up a win now while there’s still a tiny cushion in the standings instead of leave it for a make-or-break Decision Day. Hopefully they get the deal done.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Tuesday afternoon, LA are (+310), Sporting are (-120) and a draw is at (+295). LA are big underdogs, but on the road against one of the top teams, it’s not a huge surprise.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LA and SKC will be televised nationally on FS1 and Fox Deportes, which you can watch on Fubo TV. The TV broadcast is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 5:55 pm.