Starting XI presented by Modelo: LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC | September 27, 2020

Lineup Notes:

  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto welcomes Joe Corona and Julian Araujo back into the starting XI for Sunday’s contest as Perry Kitchen and Emil Cuello move to the bench from Wednesday’s match in Salt Lake.
  • In net is goalkeeper David Bingham, who continues in net after starting every match this year for LA. The former ‘keeper has made 174 total MLS starts.
  • Making his second-straight start at right back is Rolf Feltscher. The Venezuelan international will be making his 50th 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. It will mark the 114th MLS appearance for Steres with the Galaxy.
  • Nick DePuy once again pairs with Steres in the middle as GBS’ preferred starting central defenders. DePuy, who was originally drafted as a forward by Montreal, has been a steady presence in the backline this year.
  • On the left is Emiliano Insua, one of the Galaxy’s most consistent players this season. The former Liverpool man joined the Galaxy prior to the start of the season.
  • On the right side of the midfield is the talented LA Galaxy Academy product, Julian Araujo, who has been a top performer this year. Araujo enters the lineup after missing Wednesday’s game vs. Salt Lake due to a red card suspension.
  • Returning the starting group is Joe Corona, who will help keep possession and dictate play for the Galaxy Sunday evening. Corona has been a vital midfield piece for LA since joining the club last year.
  • Making his second-straight start for LA is Jonathan dos Santos, who has appeared in every game since the return to play in local market. JDS will captain the side Sunday.
  • On the left side of the midfield is the stellar Argentine Cristian Pavon, who continues to show his quality this year. He has six goals and four assists in 12 starts this year.
  • Pulling the offensive strings Sunday evening once again is Sebastian Lletget, who continues to showcase himself as a top American midfielder in MLS. He has four goals and two assists this year.
  • With his second-straight start is DP Javier Hernandez, who makes just his fifth start of the season after recovering from a calf injury.

Game Notes:

  • The Galaxy are 4-5-3 with 15 points on the season, with 16 goals scored and 19 conceded for a -3 goal differential.
  • The LA Galaxy are 4-2-2 in their last eight contests.
  • This year at home, LA are 2-2-0 at Dignity Health Sports Park.
  • LA are 4-0-1 this year when scoring the first goal and 1-4-1 when conceding first.

Storylines:

  • Can the LA Galaxy return to winning ways at home?
  • Will the LA Galaxy backline hold down Seattle’s attack?
  • How will Raul Ruidiaz’ absence affect the match?
  • How will Julian Araujo’s return and play in midfield affect the game?
  • Can Chicharito and JDS build on their form in the starting XI with their second straight starts?
  • Who will break the scoreless streak for LA?

Quick hits:

 

Can’t Help Falling in Love Lyrics – Elvis

Wise men say

Only fools rush in

But I can't help falling in love with you

Shall I stay?

Would it be a sin

If I can't help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows

Surely to the sea

Darling, so it goes

Some things are meant to be

Take my hand,

Take my whole life, too

For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows

Surely to the sea

Darling, so it goes

Some things are meant to be

Take my hand,

Take my whole life, too

For I can't help falling in love with you

For I can't help falling in love with you

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