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First place in the Western Conference is within reach for that Galaxy of Los Angeles this week as they prepare for the Colorado Rapids at the Dignity Health Tennis Center on Tuesday.
LA moved up to second in the conference with a 1-0 win over Minnesota United last weekend, while the Burgundy Boys beat Houston Dynamo 3-1 in their previous game.
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The second highest scoring team in the West have done it in ways we are not used to lately, conceding two goals in their last three games.
Greg Vanney Glad his team found ways to collect points despite giving the Loons plenty of scoring opportunities on Saturday but saved by some outstanding goalkeepers.
LA is unbeaten in its last four home games, outperforming its opponents on this track with an 8-3 aggregate result and just two points behind Sporting Kansas City in first place in the Western Conference.
No matter how they manage it, three points is three points and most of the time this team has found ways to earn three points which made a huge difference in the table as they are tied for the second most wins in the league at 11.
As good as they were in front of goal this season, they had their problems in the game against the Rapids, as they were not in the goalscorer list in their last two home games against them and lost their last three games against the Burgundy Boys and scored in this one Time only one goal.
That weekend, Colorado did what they had been doing for most of the season, answering a tie with a win when they looked after the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
Robin Fraser saw his team strike after just five minutes of play, and despite giving up late in the first half, the Rapids went very determined with two goals in the last half hour, giving Dynamo their first home defeat of the campaign season.
Houston conditions weren’t ideal and the humidity seemed to affect the Rapids’ rhythm as they had a 78% pass accuracy and took 10 shots on goal.
They’ve been dynamic in set pieces lately, scoring a corner kick against Dynamo early on and being just as strong on the counterattack.
Fraser saw his team develop a killer instinct and they showed it in the second half against Houston, caught them in transition and made the most of their chances when they could have scored a lot more.
Saturday wasn’t their best performance defensively, however William Yarbrough saved them with some great saves and only conceded one goal in his last three starts.
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The galaxy is still missing Ethan Zubak due to health and safety protocols while Chicharito is questionable and with an unknown injury Victor Vazquez came in as a replacement after seemingly recovering from an unknown problem.
Jonathan Klinsmann almost single-handedly gave the Galaxy three points on Saturday and made six brilliant saves to score their first goal of the season on their debut in 2021 Jonathan Bond.
Kevin Cabral has scored a goal in each of his last two games while in the absence of Chicharito Dejan Joveljic and Niko Hamalainen made their Galaxy debut on Saturday.
Younes Namli stays out for the Rapids while with an unknown injury Dominique Badji made his first appearance for the club since returning to Colorado in late July when he came on as a substitute for Houston in the second half.
Jack price scored his sixth team assist of the year on Saturday the 26th of his Rapids career, making him with Dillon forces.
Michael Barrios scored his fifth goal for the team this season, and Cole Bassett made his 15th start of the season, a career highlight for the local midfielder who is also the insurance goal of Braian Galvan in the 80th minute.
Los Angeles Galaxy possible starting line-up:
Binding; Fisher, Williams, Coulibaly, Araujo; Lletget, Dos Santos; Cabral, Alvarez, Vazquez; Joveljic
Colorado Rapids possible starting line-up:
Yarbrough; Wilson, Abubakar, Rosenberry; Warner, Kaye, Price, Bassett; Lewis, Barrios; Rubio
Probability: Los Angeles Galaxy 1-2 Colorado Rapids
The Galaxy got away with three points last weekend in a game where they were thoroughly dominated and while other players have promoted they still lack some offensive power without their top scorer.
The Rapids have been a strong defensive all season long, producing the second fewest goals in the MLS, and they have been exceptionally sharp against some top teams, keeping Sporting Kansas City to zero shots on goal and allowing the Sounders only one shot on goal last month.
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