The LA Galaxy are four games unbeaten and will look to make it five, when they host the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday at Dignity Health Sports Park.
LA are coming off a gritty 1-0 win over Minnesota United on the road on Saturday, Kevin Cabral scoring at one end and Jonathan Klinsmann standing on his head at the other one to lead the Galaxy to victory. That two rather unlikely players had the starring role on the day is a testament to how well the Galaxy have been playing lately as a group.
Their opponents are no slouches either, with the Rapids currently three games unbeaten, most recently downing the Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Saturday. Like the Galaxy, it seems like different players step up on different nights for the Rapids, and they sit just behind LA in the Western Conference standings at present.
Chicharito remains out for another game, while Jorge Villafaña sounds unlikely to feature for LA. Sebastian Lletget has returned after he missed the last game for personal reasons and everyone else seems in contention for the game.
Consider as well, the respective coaches of these teams previously worked together for most of the last decade, and I’d expect this to be a very tense match tactically. It may come down to execution, and here’s hoping the Galaxy take care of business in another big match.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Monday afternoon, LA are (+120), Colorado are (+235) and a draw is at (+245). So the Galaxy are slight favorites at home, a bit surprising but on short rest against another decent side, I guess I get it.
How to Watch:
Tuesday’s match between LA and the Rapids will be televised locally on Spectrum Sportsnet and streamed in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The TV broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 7:38 pm.