Efrain Alvarez and Carlos Harvey enter the XI for the Galaxy:
Here is the Austin starting XI for the day:
The LA Galaxy will look to keep rolling as they host a brand-new opponent, Austin FC, for a Saturday afternoon showdown at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Galaxy are riding high after a 2-1 El Trafico home win, with Chicharito and Jonathan dos Santos scoring, usually a good omen when the Designated Players are scoring. The defense was put under major pressure and while they did concede, they did what they needed to in order to get the victory.
They’re taking on an intriguing Austin side, which looks like they won’t be roadkill this season, far from it. They’ve started 2W-2L-0D, and they’ve been in every single game they’ve played so far, no blowouts yet. I’d say maybe the Galaxy will inflict the first bad loss but it’s as likely Austin will catch them out, honestly. Cecilio Dominguez has been a particular highlight so far for Austin, but they really have a team that looks like it will compete for a playoff spot at the very least this year.
Victor Vazquez is listed as questionable on the injury report for LA, while Oniel Fisher was said to be dealing with a minor issue, per Greg Vanney, but he’s not listed on the report. New DP Kevin Cabral is finally in the fold and likely to see some playing time in this one, so that’s potentially exciting.
For Austin, defender Ben Sweat (ACL), midfielder Ulises Segura (knee) and forward Aaron Schoenfeld (knee) are all listed out for this game.
Will LA continue to roll or will Austin provide a gut check for Greg Vanney’s side? You never know how it will go against new opponents, and Saturday should be another fascinating game. Looking forward to this one.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LA are (+110), Austin are (+215) and a draw is at (+270). So the Galaxy are slight favorites but it’s not a big margin from the bookmakers.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LA and Austin FC will be televised nationally on Univision and TUDN, which you can watch on FuboTV, and also streamed on Twitter. The TV broadcast is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 12:50 pm.
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