Match Preview presented by Welch's Fruit Snacks: LA Galaxy look to break slide against FC Dallas

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 24
LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
Dignity Health Sports Park - Carson
August 14 - 7:30 PM PT

TV: Spectrum SportsNet

With just one point separating the longtime foes, the LA Galaxy host FC Dallas in a midweek match with huge playoff implications Wednesday night at Dignity Heath Sports Complex.

The Galaxy (12-11-1) are looking to snap a three-match losing streak following a 2-1 loss at D.C. United Sunday night. Favio Alvarez leveled three minutes into the second half, canceling out Paul Arriola's first-half goal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic set an MLS record for shots in a game with 14, but just one was on target and Bill Hamid parried away the full volley. Two minutes later, after clearing a ball off the line, Lucas Rodriguez pounced on a rebound for the winning goal in the 73rd minute. 

FC Dallas (10-9-6) moved above the playoff line with a 5-3 win over Minnesota United at Toyota Stadium Saturday night. Ryan Hollingshead, Santiago Mosquera and Reggie Cannon scored in a five-goal first half to put FC Dallas in front at the break. Hassani Dotson leveled for the Loons in the 73rd minute, but Brandon Servania struck for a late brace to lift FC Dallas to the win.

This is the second meeting this year with FC Dallas winning 2-0 at Toyota Stadium in March with Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scoring eight minutes apart in the second half. 

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 24 wins, 72 goals
  • FC Dallas: 7 wins, 38 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Apolinar Mariscal
  • 4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
  • VAR: Tim Ford
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