Starting XI: GK Jonathan Bond; D Kelvin Leerdam, D Martín Cáceres, D Jalen Neal, D Raheem Edwards; M Mark Delgado, M Gastón Brugman ©, M Riqui Puig, M Efraín Álvarez, M Memo Rodríguez, F Dejan Joveljić
Substitutes: GK Jonathan Klinsmann; D Chris Mavinga, D Eriq Zavaleta; M Daniel Aguirre, M Uri Rosell, M Adam Saldaña, M Tyler Boyd, M Jonathan Pérez; F Preston Judd
- Jonathan Bond, who logged eight shutouts and 97 saves in 36 games played (36 starts) across all appearances in 2022, makes his second start of the 2023 campaign.
- Kelvin Leerdam, who logged an assist in the Galaxy’s MLS regular-season opener at Dallas on March 4, makes his second start of the season at right back.
- Martín Cáceres makes his second start of the season for the Galaxy. Cáceres appeared in his fourth World Cup (2010, 2014, 2018, 2022) for Uruguay at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
- Making his first career MLS regular-season start for the LA Galaxy is 19-year-old Homegrown defender Jalen Neal, who made his MLS debut last week against FC Dallas on March 4.
- Raheem Edwards, who tallied one goal and seven assists in 35 games played (32 starts) across all competitions in his first season in LA last season, starts at left back.
- Gastón Brugman gets the start as the holding midfielder in his second season for the Galaxy. Brugman logged three goals and two assists in 16 appearances (16 starts) across all competitions last year for LA.
- Designated PlayerRiqui Puig makes his second start of the season for LA. Puig logged three goals and five assists in 10 regular-season appearances (9 starts) for the Galaxy in 2022.
- Mark Delgado, who tallied two goals and four assists in 29 regular-season appearances (29 starts) in his first season for LA last year, makes his second start of the season for the Galaxy.
- Making his second start of the season for the Galaxy is Efraín Álvarez, who has recorded an assist in three consecutive regular-season appearances for LA dating back to Sept. 24, 2022.
- Memo Rodríguez makes his second start of the season for LA in the match against Sporting. Rodríguez tallied three assists in 30 league appearances (18 starts) for Houston Dynamo FC last season.
- Starting up top is Serbian international forward Dejan Joveljić, who tallied 15 goals and three assists in 38 games played (10 starts) across all competitions last season for the Galaxy.