2019-05-08-CLB-LA

Columbus Crew SC vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
Columbus Crew SC vs. LA Galaxy
MAPFRE Stadium — Columbus
May 8 - 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

After losing five straight games, Columbus Crew SC are hoping for a midweek turnaround against an LA Galaxy side that had its seven-match unbeaten streak snapped by the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. 

Crew SC (4-6-1) are coming off a second loss to D.C. United in their last three games, dropping a 3-1 decision at Audi Field Saturday night. The Black-and-Red led 2-0 at the break on goals by Luciano Acosta and Wayne Rooney. Paul Arriola made it 3-0 just after the hour mark before Columbus pulled a goal back on a Bill Hamid own goal in the 75th minute. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal and an assist to help the Galaxy (7-2-1) erase an early deficit and take a 2-1 lead into the half, but the Red Bulls rallied for a 3-2 win at Red Bull Arena Saturday afternoon. It was LA's first loss since a 2-0 defeat at FC Dallas on March 9. 

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - torn ACL
    • OUT: Harrison Afful (D) - broken jaw
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Perry Kitchen (M) - foot injury
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Julian Araujo (D) - foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Columbus Crew SC

  • Crew SC: 10 wins, 33 goals
  • Galaxy: 4 wins, 21 goals
  • 6 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
  • Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Gjovalin Bori
  • 4th Official: Jon Freemon
  • VAR: Daniel Radford