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Los Angeles Galaxy will look to enter the top two of the table in the Major League Soccer Western Conference on Sunday, when they face Vancouver Whitecaps.
The Galaxy bounced back from a disappointing loss with a 3-1 win over FC Dallas last time out, while their opponents took a 4-0 beating to see them remain nailed to the foot of the conference table.
After narrowly missing the playoffs when the MLS regular season was disrupted last year, the Vancouver Whitecaps will have hoped to build this season and build sustained momentum for a top-seven spot.
However, that has yet to materialize, as the side has sat at the foot of the Western Conference for most of the season thus far.
Marc dos santosHowever, the men got off to a relatively strong start, defeating Portland Timbers and CF Montreal, as well as drawing 2-2 with Toronto FC to sit on seven points after four games, but have now only accumulated two points in the eight games since. then.
Five consecutive defeats saw the Village quickly fall through the table, as they suffered losses at the hands of Minnesota United, Sporting Kansas City, Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy, with a late drama that cost them a point against opponents of the Sunday.
In that earlier meeting between these teams, Galaxy looked ready to win 1-0 thanks to Javier Hernandezobjective, but a Janio Bikel draw in the 92nd minute seemed to have broken his losing streak, just by Efrain Alvarez to immediately restore their opponents’ advantage, with the Los Angeles team coming out with all three points.
The streak ended after that, however, as they earned a commendable point following a 2-2 draw with Conference leaders Seattle Sounders before drawing by the same score against FC Dallas.
However, they suffered another setback last time, as Damir Kreilach corset and goals from Albert rusnak Y Anderson Julio He fired Real Salt Lake to a dominant 4-0 victory, and Dos Santos will be desperate for his team to bounce back from that win with a positive result on Sunday.
They face an LA Galaxy team in incredibly strong form as they got back on the winning track last time out.
The five-time MLS champions have won three of their last four games, beginning with that narrow victory over opponents on Sunday thanks to Alvarez’s latest winner.
Greg vanneyThe men then followed that up with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, with Javier Hernandez scoring a double before a Florian Jungwirth The own goal put the game out of sight.
However, they would not achieve three consecutive victories, as late goals from Johnny russell Y Khiry shelton they fired Sporting Kansas City for a 2-0 win on the Galaxy’s pitch, which left them needing a reaction.
Vanney’s team bounced back immediately, defeating FC Dallas 3-1 as Rayan Raveloson, Kevin Cabral Y Ethan zubak all goals scored before Franco Jara scored a consolation goal for his opponents.
As a result, the Galaxy are now in a strong position in the conference, currently in third place with a chance to go a point ahead of Sporting Kansas City in second place if they win on Sunday.
Vancouver Whitecaps enter the game without crucial players at both ends of the field, as goalkeeper Maxime crepeau and forward Lucas Cavallini Both are in international service with the Canadian national team.
Nor are they the end of selection concerns, with Bruno Gaspar Y Tosaint rickets both sidelined by injuries.
Thomas Hasal will be called back to start between the suits in the absence of Crepeau, while Brian white must continue to lead the line.
The LA Galaxy could be left without key forward Javier Hernandez, who has missed the last two games after scoring 10 goals in the first 10 MLS games of the season.
Daniel steres Y Jalen neal will also remain out due to injury, while the defender Derrick Williams will continue to serve a suspension.
His team has also taken another big hit recently, with a key midfielder Jonathan dos Santos leave in international service, like Efraín Álvarez and Giancarlo Gonzalez.
Ethan Zubak will lead the line with renewed confidence, having scored his first MLS goal of the season the last time in a 3-1 win over FC Dallas.
Possible starting lineup for Vancouver Whitecaps:
Hasal; Brown, Godoy, Rose, Gutiérrez; Bikel, Teibert, Alexandre; Caicedo, Blanco, Dajome
Possible starting lineup for Los Angeles Galaxy:
Link; Araujo, Raveloson, DePuy, Villafana; Lletget, Kljestan; Grandsir, Vázquez, Cabral; Zubak
Correct Score: Vancouver Whitecaps 0-1 Los Angeles Galaxy
While this Los Angeles Galaxy team is far from having their full strength, they should still have enough to get over the line against a struggling Vancouver team.
Marc Dos Santos’s men may have a hard time causing trouble for the makeshift Galaxy XI, while Los Angeles’ men should create enough opportunities to find a winning goal, with Vancouver’s confidence on a losing streak.
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