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LAG vs SPKC Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Los Angeles Galaxy will be aiming to return back to winning ways when they host Sporting Kansas City in the regular season of Major League Soccer (MLS) at Dignity Health Sports Park.

MLS's most successful team has lost its way at the most crunch time in the seasons. They are currently on a run of just one win in the last 8 regular-season games. No wonder, other teams made grounds on them, and as things stand, Galaxy find themselves out of the playoffs sports.

But all is not lost as not only one point separates them from the playoffs, but Galaxy also boasts a game-in-hand, which if they win will propel them back into the top-seven in the Western Conference.

While Sporting Kansas City need a win for their own playoff ambitions. Though, they will need favors from other teams to clinch a top-seven spot. But a loss at Dignity Health Sports Park will end their post-season ambitions.

Match Details:

The Major League Soccer match will be played between LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City at Dignity Health Sports Park, in California, the United States of America. The ground has a capacity of 27,000.
The game will start at 07:30 AM (IST), on Monday, September 16.

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LA Galaxy –
Sporting Kansas City – L L W W W L

LA Galaxy Team News:

  • Romain Alessandrini is the only player on LA Galaxy's injury list ahead of this game.
  • However, midfielder Perry Kitchen is nearing a return following a successful recovery from groin surgery. But the game may have come too soon for him to be involved here.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Galaxy's loss of form is mostly down to big numbers of players leaving for international duty.
  • But head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto is set to welcome back the likes of Jonathan dos Santos, Julian Araujo and Sebastian Lletget to his playing 11.
  • Either Efraín Álvarez or Fabio Álvarez will start the match in the attacking role behind superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • Which means Chris Pontius, Joe Corona, and Servando Carrasco will have to be content with a place on the bench.

LA Galaxy Probable XI:

Bingham (GK), Skjelvik, Polenta, Gonzalez, Feltscher, Dos Santos, Lletget, Pavon, F. Alvarez, Antuna. Ibrahimovic

Sporting Kansas City FC Team News:

  • The visitors will miss defender Rodney Wallace (hip injury), goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas (back injury) and midfielder Benny Feilhaber (quad strain) through injuries.
  • In addition, defender Andreu Fontas is suffering from an Achilles Injury

Sporting Kansas City Probable XI:

Melia (GK), Martins, Besler, Smith, Zusi, Sanchez, Salloi, Espinosa, Johnny Russell, Felipe Gutierrez, Hurtado

Likely to score:

  • For LA Galaxy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jonathan dos Santos
  • For Sporting Kansas City: Johnny Russell, Felipe Gutierrez

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Who else to lead the attack for Galaxy other than the mythic and the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 36-year-old superstar is still playing better than most of the young players plying their trade in this sport all over the world.

Current MLS season stats:

  • Games: 24
  • Games Started: 24
  • Goals: 23
  • Assists: 04
  • Shots: 120
  • Shots on goal: 47

Other options from Galaxy:

Galaxy's main problems this season have been the lack of goals from sources other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It's baffling to consider that the 2nd best goal scorer for LA Galaxy this season are Uriel Antuna and Daniel Steres who have both scored three goals.

The duo bring more into the game though, while Jonathan dos Santos is a good option as well.

Felipe Gutierrez: The 28-year-old central midfielder is leading the scoring charts for Sporting Kansas City this season. Should be in your team.

Current MLS season stats:

  • Games: 27
  • Games Started: 26
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 03
  • Shots: 57
  • Shots on goal: 26

Johnny Russell: Started his life in MLS sensationally as he racked up a record 24 goals and 10 assists in his debut season in 2018. Though it was hard to repeat those numbers, the 29-year-old Scottish has managed impressive numbers so far this season.

Current MLS season stats:

  • Games: 23
  • Games Started: 19
  • Goals: 09
  • Assists: 07
  • Shots: 50
  • Shots on goal: 21

Suggested combination:

LAG vs SPKC Dream11 potential winner:
Sporting Kansas City have the momentum after winning three times out of the last four, but a full-strength LA Galaxy is too good for them to face on the road.

A win for Zlatan's team is our call.

Anurag tyagi @speck_universe

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