The Quakes stick with a familiar group, with Marcos Lopez starting alongside Florian Jungwirth, Oswaldo Alanís and Nick Lima on the backline.
LAFC make a couple changes to their XI, but they are fairly close to full strength. Noted Quakes assassin Carlos Vela is on the bench.
The San Jose Earthquakes weren’t sure if they were going to play this one, but they are indeed scheduled to take on LAFC Wednesday at Earthquakes Stadium, with the 2020 MLS regular season winding down.
This game was thrown into doubt after three LAFC players tested positive for coronavirus last week. It seemed like that would mean the game would need to be cancelled, but apparently everyone is comfortable for the level of risk and so this game will proceed.
The Quakes are coming off a big 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake a week ago that bolstered their playoff prospects this season, a brace from Chris Wondolowski delivering him MLS Player of the Week honors. Now, they’ll aim to beat LAFC again, the team against which they jump-started their season with a come-from-behind win to turn it all around.
But LAFC aren’t to be taken lightly. While it’s unclear which players are out due to coronavirus, their international absences are back in the fold and even the likes of Carlos Vela, who has come off the bench the last two games and already scored a goal upon return from injury, are back. LAFC won their game last Wednesday as well, 2-1 over the Houston Dynamo, but head coach Bob Bradley was not happy with the performance and LAFC will be motivated to be in form with the playoffs approaching, even though they’ve already booked their ticket to the playoffs.
Our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Wednesday morning have San Jose at (+215), LAFC at (+104) and a draw at (+290). This one is pretty close to a tossup, although LAFC are being given a slight edge, guess they didn’t watch the last game between these teams.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between the Quakes and LAFC will be televised locally on NBC Sports California, and in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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