XI LAvATX

Starting XI presented by Modelo: LA Galaxy vs. Austin FC | May 15, 2021

Lineup Notes:

  • Greg Vanney makes two changes to the Starting XI for Saturday’s contest as Carlos Harvey and Efrain Alvarez both get the start vs. Austin FC.
  • In net, Jonathan Bond gets the start after having shown to be one of Major League Soccer’s most consistent goalkeepers over the opening stretch of the season.
  • Along the backline, Vanney will roll out the same four defenders that held LAFC to one goal last weekend. Daniel Steres and Jorge Villafana have started every match this season for the Galaxy, while Derrick Williams makes his third-straight start.
  • In the midfield, Carlos Harvey gets his first start of the season and just the second of his career, as he patrols the center of the field alongside captain Jonathan dos Santos, who is coming off last weekend’s game-winning goal. Playing a more attacking role in the middle is Efrain Alvarez, who impressed last weekend vs. LAFC.
  • Out wide are Frenchman Samuel Grandsir and Sebastian Lletget, the longest tenured LA Galaxy player.
  • Up top is Chicharito, Major League Soccer’s leading goalscorer.

Game notes:

  • Saturday’s match against Austin FC will mark the first time both teams face off against each other.
  • The Galaxy are 3-0-1 (9 points) in the 2021 MLS regular season, with eight goals scored and eight conceded.
  • This year at home, the Galaxy are 2-0-0 with five goals scored and three conceded.
  • Hernandez tallied his league-leading sixth goal of the season last weekend, in addition to recording his first assist this season, marking his first assist with the LA Galaxy.

Storylines:

  • Can the Galaxy continue the hot start to the season?
  • Will Chicharito keep scoring?
  • 3-0-0 at home?
  • How will Carlos Harvey fare in the starting XI on Saturday?
  • Can the backline build on their performance vs. LAFC?
  • What is Matthew McConaughey’s best movie and why is it Interstellar?

Quick hits:

Johnny Cash Lyrics – "The Man Comes Around"

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder: one of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw. And behold, a white horse.

There's a man goin' 'round takin' names.

And he decides who to free and who to blame.

Everybody won't be treated all the same.

There'll be a golden ladder reaching down.

When the man comes around.

The hairs on your arm will stand up

At the terror in each sip and in each sup.

Will you partake of that last offered cup

Or disappear into the potter's ground

When the man comes around?

Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers.

One hundred million angels singin'.

Multitudes are marching to the big kettle drum.

Voices callin', voices cryin'.

Some are born and some are dyin'.

It's Alpha and Omega's Kingdom come.

And the whirlwind is in the thorn tree.

The virgins are all trimming their wicks.

The whirlwind is in the thorn tree.

It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

'Til Armageddon, no Shalam, no Shalom.

Then the father hen will call his chickens home.

The wise men will bow down before the throne.

And at his feet they'll cast their golden crowns

When the man comes around.

Whoever is unjust, let him be unjust still.

Whoever is righteous, let him be righteous still.

Whoever is filthy, let him be filthy still.

Listen to the words long-written down,

When the man comes around.

Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers.

One hundred million angels singin'.

Multitudes are marchin' to the big kettle drum.

Voices callin', voices cryin'.

Some are born and some are dyin'.

It's Alpha and Omega's Kingdom come.

And the whirlwind is in the thorn tree.

The virgins are all trimming their wicks.

The whirlwind is in the thorn tree.

It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

In measured hundredweight and penny pound

When the man comes around.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, and I looked and behold: a pale horse. And his name, that sat on him, was Death. And Hell followed with him.

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