San Jose bring back Marcos Lopez at left back, Carlos Fierro returns, and Judson gets his first start of the season. Tommy Thompson gets his first career game as captain.
#BeatLA pic.twitter.com/JUESyeJiLl— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) May 29, 2021
Here’s who the Galaxy will be starting, meanwhile.
Sur Califas presente ✨#CaliClasico x @ModeloUSA— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) May 29, 2021
The California Clasico is here, as the San Jose Earthquakes will take on archrival LA Galaxy for the first time this season on Saturday, at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Earthquakes are on a three-game losing streak and looking to snap that, hard. They most recently lost 3-1 to Sporting Kansas City, Alan Pulido just working them in the 2nd half of that game. Well, at least they won’t have to face any free-scoring Mexican stars in thi— uh, never mind, Chicharito is the leading scorer in MLS right now, so they’ll have to beware.
The Galaxy are also coming off a loss, 3-0 at the Portland Timbers at the weekend, but they played down a man for a full half in that one, so those games happen to just about any team, on the road, with 10 men.
Jackson Yueill (international duty) is out for this game, so there will be a new starter in midfield, and Jacob Akanyirige (hip) remains out. The injury report is clear otherwise. For the Galaxy, Sebastian Lletget (international duty) is out, and so is Derrick Williams (suspended).
The Earthquakes are going to be very hungry for this game, but the Galaxy aren’t pushovers anymore and this one could be a real battle. I think this could be a real humdinger, and the team that emerges victorious will feel extra special. Obviously the Quakes hope it’s them.
Our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Friday evening have San Jose at (+250), LA at (+104) and a draw at (+250). So this one’s tilted a little bit in the Galaxy’s favorite, but no runaway favorite here.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between the Quakes and Galaxy will be televised nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch on FuboTV, and streamed on Twitter. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 4 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 4:03.
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