XI

Starting XI presented by Modelo: Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy | Sept. 23, 2020

Lineup Notes:

  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto will make four changes to the starting XI during Wednesday’s contest as Javier Hernandez, Jonathan dos Santos, Rolf Feltscher and Emil Cuello enter the starting lineup for Ethan Zubak, Joe Corona, Efrain Alvarez and Julian Araujo.
  • In net is goalkeeper David Bingham, who continues in net after starting every match this year for LA. The former ‘keeper has made 173 total MLS starts.
  • Re-entering the starting lineup is Rolf Feltscher, who missed the weekend’s contest due to a minor knock. Feltscher will be making his 49th MLS start in an LA Galaxy uniform
  • In the middle is Daniel Steres, who has started every match for the club since the return to MLS play. The defender recently made his 100th start with the club and was a key component along the backline during the team’s previous unbeaten stretch.
  • Pairing in the middle with Steres is Nick DePuy, who continues as the starting choice at central defender after solidifying his spot will strong play this season.
  • On the left is Emiliano Insua, who has quietly become a steady presence at that position for LA. Insua has started every game this season.
  • On the right side of the midfield is the stellar Cristian Pavon, who continues a strong 2020 campaign. He has six goals and four assists in 11 starts this year.
  • In the center is Perry Kitchen, who continues to do standout job in the middle of the field for LA this year. He has played in every match this year, starting in 10. Wednesday marks his 199th MLS start.
  • In the center of the field, he’s back in the starting lineup: Jonathan dos Santos makes his first start for the club since the home opener against Vancouver in March. He has appeared in every game since the return to play in local market.
  • Out wide on the left is Emil Cuello, who makes his fourth MLS start of his two-year professional career. He has also made 17 appearances.
  • Pulling the offensive strings is Sebastian Lletget, who has returned to form to showcase as one of the best American midfielders in MLS. He has four goals and two assists this year.
  • Making his return to the Starting XI up top is Javier Hernandez, who makes just his fourth start of the season after recovering from a calf injury. Hernandez will look to provide the scoring punch Wednesday.

Game Notes:

  • The Galaxy are 4-4-3 with 15 points on the season, with 16 goals scored and 17 conceded for a -1 goal differential.
  • The LA Galaxy are 4-1-2 in their last seven contests.
  • In their last three games, LA have conceded two goals.
  • This year, LA are 2-0-2 on the road, with six goals scored and three conceded.

Storylines:

  • Can the Galaxy return to winning ways following this weekend’s loss?
  • How will Chicharito and JDS in the starting XI impact the match?
  • Can Cristian Pavon find the back of the net in Salt Lake?
  • Will the backline rebound from conceding two over the weekend?
  • How will the absence of Julian Araujo affect the contest?

Quick hits:

 

Radio Ga Ga Lyrics – Queen

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