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Starting XI presented by Modelo: LAFC vs. LA Galaxy | August 22, 2020

Lineup Notes:

  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto will roll into Saturday afternoon’s contest vs. LAFC shorthanded, as two Designated Players will be absent from the starting XI: JDS starts on the bench as he regains full match fitness while Chicharito misses today as he recovers from a calf strain.
  • In net, David Bingham continues to start for the Galaxy and will enter Saturday as the No. 1 choice. He will make the 167th start of his MLS career Saturday.
  • On the right side of the defense, Rolf Feltscher once again gets the nod. The Venezuelan international will make his fifth start of the season.
  • Starting in the center of defense is the youngster Nick DePuy, who has impressed in limited action this year since signing from LA Galaxy II last season. The 2019 Los Dos Defender of the Year makes his third start of the year.
  • Alongside DePuy is Daniel Steres, one of the longest-tenured LA Galaxy Players. The SoCal product makes his 97th start in an LA Galaxy jersey.
  • On the left is the former Liverpool and Bundesliga standout Emiliano Insua. The Argentine joined the club this offseason and has started every match at left back thus far.
  • In the midfield, Perry Kitchen will sit in front of the backline and look to break up LAFC’s attack Saturday. Kitchen boasts extensive MLS experience, with 191 previous starts.
  • Alongside Kitchen in the center of the pitch is Joe Corona, a vital part of the Galaxy midfield. Corona helped earn the penalty in the Galaxy’s most recent match vs. LAFC.
  • Rounding out the center of the pitch is Sebastian Lletget, who will push higher up the field to contribute to the Galaxy’s attack on Saturday. Lletget is nearing 100 starts with the club. Saturday marks his 95th start.
  • Out wide on the right is Julian Araujo, a Lompoc, California product who is beginning to earn more playing time as a 19 year old. Araujo has been an active member of supporting his community lately, and spoke out again yesterday.
  • On the left side of the attack is the Galaxy’s most dangerous weapon: Argentine World Cup standout Cristian Pavon. Pavon has 14 combined goals/assists in just 15 appearances for the Galaxy.
  • Up top is Ethan Zubak, the LA Galaxy Academy product who is making his second-straight MLS start. Zubak most recently played all 90 minutes in the club’s contest against Houston.

 

Game notes:

  • The Galaxy enter Saturday 2-1-3 all-time against LAFC.
  • The LA Galaxy are 0-0-0 all-time in matches played following an MLS is Back Tournament played during a pandemic.
  • The Galaxy are 0-3-2 with 2 points heading into the game on Saturday.
  • Cristian Pavon enters the game leading the Galaxy in goals this year with three in five contests.

 

Storylines:

  • Can the Galaxy earn a result on the road in their first action back in a month?
  • Where will the Galaxy offense come from Saturday?
  • How will Ethan Zubak fare in his second-straight start?
  • Can the Galaxy’s defense slow down LAFC’s attack?
  • Can Cristian Pavon continue his strong form?

 

Quick hits:

 

Don’t Stop Me Now Lyrics – Queen

Tonight

I'm gonna have myself a real good time

I feel alive

And the world, I'll turn it inside out

Yeah!

I'm floating around

In ecstasy

 

So don't stop me now, don't stop me

'Cause I'm having a good time, having a good time

 

I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky

Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity

I'm a racing car passing by

Like Lady Godiva

I'm gonna go go go

There's no stopping me

 

I'm burning through the sky

Yeah!

Two hundred degrees

That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit

I'm traveling at the speed of light

I wanna make a supersonic man out of you

 

Don't stop me now

I'm having such a good time

I'm having a ball

Don't stop me now

If you wanna have a good time

Just give me a call

 

Don't stop me now

'Cause I'm having a good time

Don't stop me now

Yes I'm having a good time

I don't want to stop at all, yeah!

 

I'm a rocket ship on my way to Mars

On a collision course

I am a satellite

I'm out of control

I am a sex machine ready to reload

Like an atom bomb about to-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh explode

 

I'm burning through the sky

Yeah!

Two hundred degrees

That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit

I'm traveling at the speed of light

I wanna make a supersonic woman of you

 

Don't stop me

Don't stop me

Don't stop me

Hey hey hey!

 

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