LAvHOU

LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 8
LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo
Dignity Health Sports Park — Carson
April 19 - 11:00 PM ET

TV: UniMás

STREAMING: Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

Two surging Western Conference foes meet for the first time since Decision Day presented by AT&T when the LA Galaxy host the Houston Dynamo Friday night. 

The Galaxy are coming off a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on a pair of first-half goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who continues his white-hot start to his first full MLS season. Meanwhile, Alberth Elis and Tomas Martinez struck for the Dynamo in a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes that extended their winning streak to four games. 

The Dynamo stunned the Galaxy, 3-2, on the final day of the 2018 regular season, rallying from a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 and eliminate LA from Audi MLS Cup Playoff contention. 

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Perry Kitchen (M) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Rolf Feltscher (D) - groin injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Eric Bird (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: DaMarcus Beasley (D) - left knee surgery
    • OUT: Romell Quioto (F) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Ronaldo Peña (F) - left knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Memo Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 5 wins, 17 goals
  • Dynamo: 4 wins, 15 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Jair Marrufo
  • Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Guido Gonzales Jr
  • VAR: Alex Chilowicz

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