Starting XI presented by Modelo: LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota United FC | May 15, 2024 

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LA Galaxy Starting XI: GK John McCarthy; D Miki Yamane, D Maya Yoshida ©, D Martin Cáceres, D John Nelson; M Mark Delgado, M Gastón Brugman, M Riqui Puig, F Gabriel Pec, F Joseph Paintsil, F Miguel Berry

Substitutes: GK Novak Mićović; D Julián Aude, D Mauricio Cuevas, D Jalen Neal, D Eriq Zavaleta; M Daniel Aguirre, M Edwin Cerrillo, M Diego Fagundez, F Dejan Joveljić

Lineup Notes:

  • 2022 MLS Cup MVP John McCarthy makes his 13th consecutive start in goal for the LA Galaxy in tonight’s match against Minnesota United FC. McCarthy, who made two saves in the 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake on May 11, posted four shutouts in eight matches played during LAFC’s run to the 2022-23 Concacaf Champions League Final, earning Golden Glove honors and being named to the Concacaf Champions League Best XI.
  • Japanese International defender Miki Yamane makes his 12th appearance (12th start) during the 2024 campaign. Yamane was named to the J1 League Best XI in three consecutive seasons (2020, 2021, 2022), and helped Kawasaki Frontale earn two J1 League titles (2021, 2020), two Emperor’s Cup titles (2020, 2023) and one Japanese Super Cup (2021).
  • Japanese International defender Maya Yoshida captains the Galaxy in tonight’s match. Yoshida, who has recorded two goals in 12 appearances (12 starts) during the 2024 campaign, tallied one goal and one assist in 12 appearances (12 starts) for the Galaxy in league play last year.
  • Making his return to the starting lineup is Uruguayan National Team legend Martin Cáceres, who has made eight appearances (eight starts) during the 2024 campaign.
  • Making his first start for the LA Galaxy at left back is defender John Nelson, who has played 33 minutes in four appearances during the 2024 MLS Regular Season. Nelson has recorded four assists in 75 career MLS appearances (46 starts) across six season played (2019-Present) in the league.
  • Starting in midfield is Gastón Brugman, who has tallied two assists in 11 appearances (7 starts) during the 2024 MLS Regular Season. The Uruguayan midfielder has tallied six goals and six assists in 53 career matches played (50 starts) across all competitions in three seasons played for the LA Galaxy (2022-Present).
  • Making his 11th appearance (11th start) during the 2024 campaign is Mark Delgado, who has tallied one goal and four assists this season for LA. Notably, Delgado has tallied 23 goals and 35 assists in 301 combined MLS matches (regular season and playoffs) in his career.
  • Riqui Puig, who has recorded 34 goal contributions (15 goals, 19 assists) in 57 career appearances (55 starts) across all competitions for LA, start in midfield. The 2023 MLS All-Star has nine goal contributions (3 goals, 6 assists) in 11 matches played (11 starts) for the Galaxy this season.
  • Ghanaian International winger Joseph Paintsil, who has recorded four goals and five assists in 12 games played (12 starts), makes his 13th start of the 2024 campaign. Paintsil has three games of at least one goal and one assist in the same match, which ranks tied for second in MLS with Evander behind only Lionel Messi (6).
  • Brazilian youth international forward Gabriel Pec makes his eighth consecutive start in tonight’s match against Seattle. Pec, who scored last game against RSL on May 11, has tallied three goals and one assist in 11 appearances (8 starts) for LA during the 2024 campaign. Notably, Pec recorded 40 goal contributions (26 goals, 14 assists) in 178 career appearances across all competitions with Vasco da Gama (2019-23).
  • Miguel Berry makes his 13th appearance (4th start) for the LA Galaxy during the 2024 campaign in tonight’s match against Minnesota. Berry scored his first goal for the Galaxy in the 2-2 draw against RSL on May 11, breaking a streak of 346 days without a goal. Berry has tallied 12 goals and three assists in 87 career MLS appearances (43 starts).