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How to Watch LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Lineups, odds, game thread

It’s California Clasico time!

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Lineups:

Sacha Kljestan, Nick DePuy and Cameron Dunbar get starts in this game for the Galaxy. Otherwise the starting unit is the same as last week.

The Quakes roll with this group:


The LA Galaxy will look to get back in the win column and get one over on their oldest rival, as they host the San Jose Earthquakes for the teams’ first meeting of 2021 on Saturday afternoon.

The Galaxy are looking to bounce back from a 3-0 loss against the Portland Timbers, all of those goals allowed while LA were playing down a man. They’re taking on a San Jose side that has lost their last three games, all at home, most recently a 3-1 defeat against Sporting Kansas City. You could say “same old Quakes” but they have been playing pretty well this season, they’ve just hit a rough patch. But they’ll need to get a result soon or they’ll be in a serious slump. Of course, the Galaxy will hope to send them into that tailspin.

Sebastian Lletget (international duty) and Derrick Williams (suspended) are out for LA, so there will be two new starters, while Jalen Neal, Samuel Grandsir and Victor Vazquez are all listed as questionable on the injury report. Jackson Yueill (international duty) is out for the Earthquakes, and so is Jacob Akanyirige (hip).

It’s early in the season, but it’s obviously a big game for both teams, it being a California Clasico. I think the Galaxy have to feel more confident, but you never know with this rivalry, and I think it’s going to be a big one. Let’s go!

Odds:

According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LA are (+104), San Jose are (+250) and a draw is at (+250). So the Galaxy are slight favorites for this one, but the bookmakers don’t think they are a heavy favorite.

How to Watch:

Saturday’s match between LA and San Jose will be televised nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch on FuboTV, and streamed on Twitter. The TV broadcast is scheduled to start at 4 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 4:03 pm.

Come chat about the game with us in the comment section below!

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