LA start newcomers Dejan Joveljic and Niko Hämäläinen, while Jonathan Klinsmann makes his debut this season in goal.
For Minnesota, here’s their XI for the start:
The Galaxy are coming off a four-point week last week, a nice midweek win over Real Salt Lake and then a somewhat frustrating home draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at the weekend. With a full week off before the next game, hopefully the Galaxy feel refreshed and ready for the next challenge ahead.
Minnesota are in good form themselves right now, five games unbeaten, most recently beating the Houston Dynamo at home. The Loons are strong at home, although not unbeatable, going 6-2-1 so far this season, so I think this is a game to be wary for the Galaxy. LA may be a few places and several points ahead of Minnesota in the standings, but to me this game screams a similar dynamic to the FC Dallas road game a few weeks back, where the Galaxy just didn’t seem remotely ready for the challenge.
Ethan Zubak (illness) is out again for this game, while Chicharito and Victor Vazquez are listed as questionable. Greg Vanney made it sound as though Vazquez is in contention for this game, and Chicharito probably won’t be. For Minnesota, Franco Fragapane is out, while Michael Boxall and Jacori Hayes are listed as questionable.
Can LA pick up a result in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? It’s another great test for the Galaxy and we’ll see if they’re up for this one.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday afternoon, LA are (+350), Minnesota are (-135) and a draw is at (+300). So the Galaxy are big underdogs on the road, so we’ll see!
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LA and Minnesota United will be televised nationally on Fox and Fox Deportes, which you can watch on Fubo TV. The TV broadcast is scheduled to start at 3 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 3:01 pm.