Philly heads to California for a Fourth of July clash with a David Beckham-less Galaxy in an attempt to beat LA for the first time in franchise history.
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Lopes, Dunivant; Donovan, Sarvas, Juninho, Magee; Barrett, Keane.
OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); FW Pat Noonan (R quad strain)
|Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Valdes, G. Farfan; Adu, Gomez, Carroll, M. Farfan; McInerney, Pajoy.||
OUT: FW Chandler Hoffman (L big toe fracture); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms); DF Bakary Soumare (R knee meniscus recovery)
PROBABLE: DF Sheanon Williams (R big toe fracture recovery)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Los Angeles had a three-game winning streak snapped by the San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. The 'Quakes came back from two goals down to win 4-3.
- The Union have never defeated the Galaxy. After three straight LA wins, the teams drew 1-1 on May 11 last year.
- Galaxy forward Adam Cristman retired this week. The 27-year-old struggled with concussion, making only two appearances before moving to the Disabled List on May 25.
- Interim coach John Hackworth dismissed scouting director Diego Gutierrez and youth academy director Alecko Eskandarian this week.
- David Beckham is suspended for this match. The English midfielder has five assists and three goals -- two straight from set pieces -- this year.