2019-08-14-LA-DAL

LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
Dignity Health Sports Complex - Carson
August 14 - 10:30 PM ET

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

With just one point separating the longtime foes, the LA Galaxy host FC Dallas in a midweek match with huge playoff implications Wednesday night at Dignity Heath Sports Complex.

The Galaxy (12-11-1) are looking to snap a three-match losing streak following a 2-1 loss at D.C. United Sunday night. Favio Alvarez leveled three minutes into the second half, canceling out Paul Arriola's first-half goal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic set an MLS record for shots in a game with 14, but just one was on target and Bill Hamid parried away the full volley. Two minutes later, after clearing a ball off the line, Lucas Rodriguez pounced on a rebound for the winning goal in the 73rd minute. 

FC Dallas (10-9-6) moved above the playoff line with a 5-3 win over Minnesota United at Toyota Stadium Saturday night. Ryan Hollingshead, Santiago Mosquera and Reggie Cannon scored in a five-goal first half to put FC Dallas in front at the break. Hassani Dotson leveled for the Loons in the 73rd minute, but Brandon Servania struck for a late brace to lift FC Dallas to the win.

This is the second meeting this year with FC Dallas winning 2-0 at Toyota Stadium in March with Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scoring eight minutes apart in the second half. 

LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas

Wednesday, August 14 at 10:30 PM ET
Dignity Health Sports Park

FC Dallas

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Diego Polenta (D), Favio Alvarez (M)
  • International duty:  None

FC Dallas

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Zdenek Ondrase (F) - lower body strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Thomas Roberts (M) - quad contusion
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jesse Gonzalez (GK)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 24 wins, 72 goals
  • FC Dallas: 7 wins, 38 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Apolinar Mariscal
  • 4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
  • VAR: Tim Ford

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