Bench: Justin Vom Steeg, Emil Cuello, Chris Pontius, Diego Polenta, Brian Iloski, Don Tchilao
LA Galaxy Head Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto will trot out a lineup with a blend of youth and experience Wednesday in the Galaxy’s first 2019 match in the Open Cup.
Ethan Zubak will collect his first start for the LA Galaxy.
On his birthday, 17-year-old Efrain Alvarez gets his second straight U.S. Open Cup start. He scored two goals in the Galaxy’s opening Cup win, a 3-0 victory over Orange County FC on June 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Matt Lampson gets his first competitive start for the Galaxy in goal.
Galaxy veteran Juninho makes his first start for the club this season.
LA Galaxy II forward Don Tchilao and midfielder Brian Iloski are on the bench for the LA Galaxy tonight.
The Galaxy have recorded a 35-18-0 all-time record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
They have entered the Open Cup every year since 1999, winning the tournament in 2001 and 2005 while reaching the Open Cup Final on two other occasions.
Last year, the Galaxy advanced to Round of 16 before falling to the Portland Timbers on the road.
The Galaxy fell in the Round of 16 to Portland in Portland last year. Can they avoid the same?
Can Efrain Alvarez put in another spectacular U.S. Open Cup performance?
How will Ethan Zubak look in his first start?
Can Juninho provide a spark in his first start of the season?