The LA Galaxy are coming off a well-earned victory, and they don’t get much time to savor it, as they’re back at it on Sunday evening when they’ll host the Vancouver Whitecaps at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Galaxy are coming off a strong 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday at home, with Efrain Alvarez’s stellar second-half goal and a clean sheet in the back giving the G’s a full three points. LA have won two in a row and are looking to make it a true winning streak with this game.
They’ll take on a Vancouver side that continues to wheel and deal as they aim to be competitive this season. They have a week of rest, drawing 2-2 against Minnesota United last weekend, and they’re unbeaten in their last four games, so they may have found some traction. Among their moves this week, they traded for San Jose Earthquakes defender Florian Jungwirth, and I would not be shocked if he slots into the lineup. The Whitecaps have had some great performances, some bad ones, and we’ll see how they come out this time.
Ethan Zubak is ruled out for this game due to health and safety protocols, while Chicharito and Victor Vazquez are questionable, although Greg Vanney said Chicharito was unlikely to play. New defender Niko Hämäläinen will not be available, and new forward Dejan Joveljić may be able to feature. For Vancouver, their Gold Cup players will be back, but influential attacker Cristian Dajome (knee) is listed out, as is Cristian Gutierrez (quad).
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday morning, LA are (-165), Vancouver are (+400) and a draw is at (+350). So the Galaxy are favorites at home, and the Whitecaps aren’t being given a big chance.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LA and the Whitecaps 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 5 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 5:08 pm.