MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Philadelphia Union
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.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|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.
Top 3 Predictions
Los Angeles Galaxy 8-0 Philadelphia Union
- 14.43 %
Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 Philadelphia Union
- 10.31 %
Los Angeles Galaxy 3-0 Philadelphia Union
- 8.25 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 15, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 4, 2012||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Philadelphia Union 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2011||Philadelphia Union 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 2, 2011||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 7, 2010||Philadelphia Union 0 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1|
|Los Angeles Galaxy|
|Apr 12, 2014||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0||MLS|
|Apr 6, 2014||Chivas USA 0 - Los Angeles Galaxy 3||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Real Salt Lake 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1||MLS|
|Mar 18, 2014||Club Tijuana 4 - Los Angeles Galaxy 2||CCL|
|Mar 12, 2014||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Club Tijuana 0||CCL|
|22||Carlos Enrique Valdes||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed