The Galaxy have had two straight draws sandwiching a bye week because of the international window, and now that they seem pretty firmly to be a playoff team this year, they need to get back to winning ways in order to solidify their spot and go for the best seed they can. With the team finally, finally seemingly fit and available, there is the hope that now they can finally get to work after having to scramble for a couple months.
The Dynamo, meanwhile, are a study in contrasts. They’re coming off a big 3-0 win at the weekend against Austin FC, but that victory snapped a club-record 16-game winless run this season, which have pretty much buried their playoff hopes unless they can put together a 10-game winning streak here or something of the like.
The Galaxy have nearly a clean bill of health, per the team’s injury report, heading in, with just Derrick Williams listed as questionable for the match. For Houston, Nico Lemoine (groin) is out, while Corey Baird, Tyler Pasher, Marko Maric and Adalberto Carrasquilla all listed as questionable with unspecified injuries.
The Dynamo haven’t won a road game this season and one probably figures the Galaxy want to make sure it doesn’t happen in this one. How will the teams look? Can LA get a needed win to make sure they don’t start sliding for real? This should be a tasty midweek matchup.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Tuesday afternoon, LA are (-145), Houston are (+380) and a draw is at (+310). So the Galaxy are big favorites for this game, hopefully their performance and result matches that.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LA and the Dynamo will be televised locally on Spectrum SportsNet and available 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.