San Jose bring in Shea Salinas for the start, bring in Judson to start in a 3-man midfield, and take away an attacker to shore things up defensively.
LA roll with this XI:
The Earthquakes are coming off a terrible 5-0 loss at Orlando City on Tuesday, unquestionably their worst performance of the season. We do know this team can ship goals at times, but considering this is the first time they got crushed, amid an ongoing winless run, it’s a big worry they are backsliding.
The Galaxy, meanwhile, lost last weekend to the Seattle Sounders but won in the last minute midweek on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps, so they’re feeling pretty good. This Galaxy side is still not the finished article and I think they’re vulnerable in defense, but they’ve generally been hard to break down.
Marcos Lopez remains on international duty with Peru, while Luciano Abecasis (thigh) and Carlos Fierro (thigh) are out on the injury report. Jacob Akanyirige (hip) is questionable. For the Galaxy, Derrick Williams is suspended for this game, and Daniel Steres (hamstring) is out.
Obviously the Earthquakes could use a win in any game, but this is the game that arguably means more than any other on the schedule, and San Jose has had a lot of great memories in this fixture over the years. Can they make another memorable night in the Clasico? I’m sure San Jose would heartily love to beat LA here.
Our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Friday evening have San Jose at (+107), LA at (+220) and a draw at (+270). That means the Quakes are slight favorites, although it’s pretty close to a toss-up.
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 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 7:08.