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Lineup Notes:

  • Starting in goal is Jonathan Bond. The Englishman was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 31 after posting seven saves in the 3-0 shutout road win over Houston Dynamo FC on Oct. 20.
  • Oniel Fisher makes his third start of the 2021 campaign for LA. Fisher tallied his first goal for Jamaica in a 2-0 win over Honduras in 20222 FIFA World Cup qualifying on Oct. 13.
  • Playing in the heart of defense is Nick DePuy, who has tallied one assist in a career-high 22 games played (15 starts) for LA this season.
  • Next to DePuy is* Derrick Williams, who makes his second consecutive start for the Galaxy. Williams has tallied three assists in 17 games played (16 starts) for LA in 2021. Playing at left back is Niko Hämäläinen, who has made 11 appearances (10 starts) for the Galaxy since joining on loan from Queens Park Rangers.
  • Captaining the Galaxy is Jonathan dos Santos, who will become the 30th player in team history to make 100 regular-season appearances for the Galaxy in the match against Dallas.
  • Next to Dos Santos is Rayan Raveloson, who tallied his first career goal for the Galaxy in a 3-1 win over FC Dallas on July 7. Raveloson ranks tied for second on the team in goals scored (5) in 18 games played (18 starts) this year.
  • In the three-man midfield is Victor Vázquez, who ranks tied for second on the team in assists (5) and has added three goals in 24 games played (18 starts) in his first season in LA.
  • Appearing on the right wing is Homegrown midfielder Efrain Álvarez,who has tallied two goals and three assists in 22 appearances (14 starts) for the Galaxy.
  • Playing on the left wing is Kévin Cabral, who notched a goal in the 3-0 win over Houston on Oct. 10. Cabral has notched five goals and one assist in 24 games played (21 starts) in his first season in LA.
  • Making his 19th appearance (18th start) of the year is Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez**, who has tallied seven goals in eight games played at Dignity Health Sports Park in 2021.

Game Notes:

  • The LA Galaxy (13-11-6, 45 points, -2 GD) sit in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, one point behind the fourth-place Portland Timbers (14-12-4, 46 point, -1 GD) and one point ahead of sixth-place Minnesota United FC (12-10-8, 44 points, -2 GD).
  • Since going winless in nine games, the Galaxy are unbeaten in their last three games played (2-0-1) dating back to a 1-1 draw against LAFC on Oct. 3.
  • Saturday’s contest between the Galaxy and FC Dallas marks the 77th all-time MLS regular-season encounter between the two sides, with LA leading the series 35-29-12.
  • In 38 encounters at home against Dallas, LA holds a 26-7-5 record.
  • In the last 10 meetings at Dignity Health Sports Park between the two clubs dating back to Aug. 26, 2012, LA holds a 7-2-1 record against Dallas.
  • In two meetings between the Galaxy and Dallas during the 2021 campaign, the series is tied 1-1-0.
  • In the first meeting between LA and Dallas in 2021, the Galaxy earned a 3-1 win at home with Rayan Raveloson and Kevin Cabral each tallying their first career goals for the club.
  • The Galaxy hold an 8-4-3 record in 15 matches played at Dignity Health Sports Park during the 2021 campaign.
  • The Galaxy rank 10th in the league in goals scored (44).
  • As a team, the Galaxy have scored six headed goals.
  • LA has tallied three goals from outside the box.
  • The Galaxy have registered 41 goals scored inside the box this season.
  • Dating back to the beginning of the 2015 MLS regular season, Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney ranks first amongst all MLS head coaches in wins (98). Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes ranks second (94), while Philadelphia’s Jim Curtain ranks third (89). Orlando’s Oscar Pareja (85) ranks fourth, while Seattle’s Brian Schmetzer (84) rounds out the top five.
  • With the win over Houston Dynamo FC on Oct. 20, Vanney became the 12th coach in MLS history to win 100 regular-season matches.
  • Vanney has a 2-5-0 record in seven MLS regular-season games managed against Dallas during his time as a manager in MLS (2014-Present).
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez ranks tied for eighth in MLS in goals scored (13) in 18 appearances during the 2021 campaign.
  • Chicharito ranks third in MLS in goals per 90 minutes played (0.80) with a minimum of 500 minutes played, behind only D.C. United’s Ola Kamara (1.00) and LAFC’s Cristian Arango (0.94).
  • In eight games played at home during the 2021 campaign, Chicharito has tallied seven goals.
  • Julian Araujo has appeared in a career-high 28 games played (28 starts) for LA, ranking first on the team in assists (6) and ranking tied for fourth in the league in tackles won (48) during the 2021 campaign.
  • Victor Vazquez leads the team with 56 chances created in 24 games played.
  • Dejan Joveljić has notched two goals and two assists in 12 regular-season games played (5 starts) in his first season with LA.
  • Sebastian Lletget is the club’s active leader with 154 regular-season games played (128 starts), adding 21 goals and 26 assists for the Galaxy.
  • Jonathan dos Santos has tallied six and 12 assists in 99 regular-season games played (87 starts) for the Galaxy since joining the club in 2017.
  • With his next appearance, Dos Santos will become the 30th player in team history to appear in 100 MLS regular-season appearances for the Galaxy.
  • Kévin Cabral, who tallied a goal in the win over Houston on Wednesday, has ranks tied for second on the team with five goals and one assist in 24 games played (21 starts) for LA in his first season for the club.
  • Rayan Raveloson’s ranks tied for sixth in the league in headed goals (3) this year.
  • Jonathan Bond, who tallied seven saves and his fourth shutout of the season in the win over Houston on Wednesday, ranks second in the league in saves (112) during the 2021 campaign.
  • Samuel Grandsir, who has tallied three goals and four assists for LA in 2021, is the only player on the roster to appear in every match this season (30).
  • Grandsir ranks tied for fifth in the league this season in shots that have hit the woodwork (4).
  • In 22 games played (14 starts), Efrain Alvarez has tallied two goals and three assists.
  • Sacha Kljestan ranks tied for second on the team in goals scored (5) tied for third in assists (4) in 27 games played (13 starts) in his second season in LA.
  • Kljestan ranks tied for third in the league in penalty-kick goals (4).
  • Nick DePuy has made a career-high 22 appearances (15 starts) in 1,586 minutes played in his second season with the Galaxy.
  • Seventeen different players have made their Galaxy debut this season under Head Coach Greg Vanney.

Storylines:

  • Can the Galaxy continue their three match unbeaten run (2-0-1) and their push to the MLS Cup Playoffs?
  • With his next appearance, Jonathan dos Santos will become the 30th player in team history to appear in 100 MLS regular-season appearances for the Galaxy
  • Julian Araujo will miss the FC Dallas match due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Can Chicharito continue his impressive goal-scoring form at home (seven goals in eight games played)?

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