Jonathan dos Santos replaces Sacha Kljestan in the XI. Otherwise it’s the same as on Wednesday:
San Jose go with this group:
The Galaxy are fresh off their wild 2-1 win on Wednesday against the Vancouver Whitecaps, with Efrain Alvarez’s late, late goal canceling out Janio Bikel’s slightly earlier equalizer for the Whitecaps. It was a grind of a game, but picking up a win in any fashion is welcome.
The Earthquakes, meanwhile, are coming off their worst game of the season, a 5-0 loss at Orlando City on Tuesday. The Quakes will have the benefit of having an extra day of rest, but they are in a low moment and basically on the precipice of falling into a downward spiral or getting back on track.
Derrick Williams will serve the third game of his five-game suspension in this one, while Daniel Steres (hamstring) is listed out on the injury report. For the Earthquakes, Marcos Lopez is on international duty, and Luciano Abecasis (thigh) and Carlos Fierro (thigh) are out injured.
So, this game is there for the taking for the Galaxy if they play smart, but it’s a rivalry game and you never know what that’ll throw up. I think this one could be pretty good, so buckle up!
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LA are (+220), San Jose are (+107) and a draw is at (+270). So the Earthquakes have a bit of an edge, which given the teams’ form lately, is surprising.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LA and San Jose 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.