Starting XI presented by Modelo: LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes | August 29, 2020

Lineup Notes:

  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto will roll out the same starting XI from the team’s 2-0 win over LAFC. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
  • In net, David Bingham continues to start for the Galaxy after recording his first shutout of the season over LAFC on Saturday. He will make the 168th start of his MLS career Saturday.
  • On the right side of the defense, Rolf Feltscher once again gets the nod after a solid shift at right back over the weekend. The Venezuelan international will make his 6th start of the season.
  • Starting in the center of defense is the youngster Nick DePuy, who has quietly put in an a top defensive performance during the start of his opening first-team LA Galaxy season. The 2019 Los Dos Defender of the Year makes his fifth start of the year. In his four starts, the Galaxy have only conceded three goals.
  • Alongside DePuy is Daniel Steres, one of the longest-tenured LA Galaxy Players. The SoCal product makes his 99th start in an LA Galaxy jersey, one away from the century mark.
  • 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 SJ’s attack. Kitchen boasts extensive MLS experience, with 193 previous starts.
  • Alongside Kitchen in the center of the pitch is Joe Corona, a vital part of the Galaxy midfield who is coming off a strong performance vs. LAFC.
  • Rounding out the center of the pitch is Sebastian Lletget, coming off of his one-goal performance against LAFC. Lletget is nearing 100 starts with the club. Saturday marks his 97th start.
  • Out wide on the right is Julian Araujo, a Lompoc, California product who is coming off of the best game of his career last Saturday vs. LAFC. His two-assist performance saw the youngster earn MLS Team of the Week honors.
  • On the left side of the attack is the Galaxy’s most dangerous weapon: Argentine World Cup standout Cristian Pavon. He is on fire. He now has 16 combined goals/assists in 16 games for the club, including two on Saturday.
  • MLZ. Up top is Ethan Zubak, the LA Galaxy Academy product who notched his first career goal Saturday vs. LAFC, which ended up being the game winner. He’ll build off his performance vs. LAFC.

 

Game notes:

  • The LA Galaxy are undefeated all time in matches following an MLS is Back Tournament played during a pandemic.
  • The LA Galaxy have yet to concede a goal in any matches following an MLS is Back Tournament played during a pandemic.
  • The Galaxy are 1-3-2 with 5 points heading into the game on Saturday, narrowly missing a very countable 1-2-3 record.
  • Cristian Pavon enters the game leading the Galaxy in goals this year with three in six contests.

 

Storylines:

  • Can the Galaxy earn two consecutive victories?
  • How will the Galaxy fare in their first home contest since March?
  • Will Ethan Zubak build off Saturday’s performance?
  • Can the defense continue their solid form after Saturday’s shutout?
  • How good at soccer is Cristian Pavon?
  • No, really, how good is he?
  • Cristian Pavon is really good at soccer.
  • Wow, Cristian Pavon.
  • Wow.
  • Cristian Pavon.

 

Quick hits:

 

You’re the one that I want Lyrics – Grease (John Travolta and Olivia Newton John)

I got chills

They're multiplying

And I'm losing control

'Cause the power you're supplying

It's electrifying!

 

You better shape up

'Cause I need a man

And my heart is set on you

You better shape up

You better understand

To my heart I must be true

Nothing left

Nothing left for me to do

 

You're the one that I want

Oo-oo-oo, honey

The one that I want

Oo-oo-oo, honey

The one that I want

Oo-oo-oo, the one I need

Oh, yes, indeed

 

If you're filled

With affection

You're too shy to convey

Meditate in my direction

Feel your way

 

I better shape up

'Cause you need a man

I need a man

Who can keep me satisfied

I better shape up

If I'm gonna prove

You better prove

That my faith is justified

Are you sure?

Yes I'm sure down deep inside

 

[3x]

You're the one that I want

Oo-oo-oo, honey

The one that I want

Oo-oo-oo, honey

The one that I want

Oo-oo-oo, the one I need

Oh, yes, indeed

 

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