2019-08-11-DC-LA

DC United vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 23
D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy
Audi Field - Washington D.C.
August 11 - 7:30 PM ET

TV: FS1, TSN 1/4

STREAMING: Fox Sports GO, Fox Deportes

For the last time in MLS regular season play, Wayne Rooney and former Manchester United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic square off Sunday night when D.C. United meet the LA Galaxy at Audi Field.

Just days after the announcement Rooney is heading to Derby County to be a player-coach at season's end, D.C. United (9-7-9) hope to rebound from a 5-1 home defeat to the Philadelphia Union with points in a congested Eastern Conference at a premium. The Black-and-Red, one of the busiest teams in the Secondary Transfer Window, have won just once in their last seven matches. 

The LA Galaxy (12-10-1) are also looking to rebound from a lopsided Week 22 defeat, falling 3-0 at Atlanta United last Saturday. Without the suspended Ibrahimovic, the Galaxy conceded a pair of own goals 20 minutes apart in the first half before Josef Martinez struck for a second-half penalty kick to cap the scoring as LA have dropped back-to-back games and three of the last four. 

D.C. United
D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy

Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 PM ET
Audi Field

LA Galaxy

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Russell Canouse (M) - chest injury
    • OUT: Chris Durkin (M) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: Junior Moreno (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Paul Arriola (M), Russell Canouse (M)
  • International duty:  None

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chris Pontius (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Juninho (M) - muscle injury
  • Suspended: Efrain Alvarez (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Diego Polenta (D), Favio Alvarez (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at D.C. United

  • D.C. United: 9 wins, 34 goals
  • Galaxy: 9 wins, 36 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official:  Luis Guardia
  • VAR:  Geoff Gamble

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