Two changes for the Galaxy, with Julian Araujo making his season debut and Ethan Zubak getting the start.
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Here’s who the Red Bulls will field in their starting XI:
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The LA Galaxy had a great opening-day win and now they’ll hope to make it a great home opener as well, as they host the New York Red Bulls Sunday afternoon at Dignity Health Sports Park.
LA beat Inter Miami 3-2 in a comeback effort a week ago, Chicharito’s brace and Sacha Kljestan’s late strike besting efforts from Robbie Robinson and Gonzalo Higuain. Chicharito got the monkey off his back and hopefully that’s for good, he’ll just keep banging in the goals.
They’re facing a Red Bulls side that is in their first full season with head coach Gerhard Struber and they lost at home 2-1 in Week 1. Teenage phenom Caden Clark hit the opener in acrobatic fashion before Sporting came back with Gadi Kinda and Daniel Salloi with two goals in two minutes. New York brought in a boatload of new players, so they’re looking to gel.
So are LA, frankly. The Galaxy will be without Sebastian Lletget, who is suspended, and new defender Derrick Williams is listed as questionable on the injury report, with Greg Vanney saying he may feature. Meanwhile, the Red Bulls won’t have defenders Jason Pendant and Tom Edwards, and new signing Patryk Klimala isn’t yet cleared on his paperwork.
Given both teams are with new or newish coaches, and have a bunch of new players and the season is young, it’s hard to really project what will happen, but I feel like the Galaxy have to like their chances coming in. If they can play sharp and take care of business on both ends of the field, then they can certainly expect to walk away with three points. We’ll see!
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LA are (+118), New York are (+220) and a draw is at (+245). So the Galaxy are slight favorites, but this one is fairly even.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LA and the Red Bulls will be televised nationally on FS1 and Fox Deportes, which you can watch on FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 2:55 pm.
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