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SJ vs LAF Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer | Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes, Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

SJ vs LAF Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

The gap between these two teams is huge and the pressure is mounting on San Jose Earthquakes to keep themselves in the top-seven in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles FC, on the other hand, have no such fears. They have been flying high ever since the season began, occupying the 1st place in the West, and are certain to play in the post-season. While there may have been occasional hiccups, this has been a very satisfying campaign in large nonetheless for manager Bob Bradley and the fans.

For San Jose, the good thing is FC Dallas are only teetering along the playoffs border.

Not only Jose have a one-point gap over Dallas, but the former has a two-game advantage over their rivals as well.


Match Details:

The Major League Soccer match will be played between Los Angeles FC and San Jose Earthquakes at Banc of California Stadium, in Los Angeles, California. The ground has a capacity of 22,000.
The game will start at 08:00 AM (IST), on Saturday, August 22.


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Los Angeles FC –
W L W W W W
San Jose Earthquakes – D W W D L L


Los Angeles FC Team News:

  • Midfielder Javier Perez and the Libyan center-back Mohamed El Monir remain on the sidelines for the host and will miss the game.
  • Centre-back Walker Zimmerman was sent off for the two yellow card offenses and will be serving a one-game ban.
  • Pablo Sisniega and Alejandro Guido are both struggling with fitness issues and remain questionable.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Tristan Blackmon is set to come at the back to fill in for the suspended Zimmerman.
  • Mark-Anthony Kaye will be missing the huge Los Angeles Derby next Sunday if cautioned here. Considering he is a vital cog in this team, head coach Bob Bradley may not start with the midfielder.
  • In that case, Lee Nguyen could start the game for the hosts.

Los Angeles FC Probable XI:

Tyler Miller (GK), Jordan Harvey, Eddie Segura, Tristan Blackmon, Steven Beitashour, Eduard Atuesta, Mark-Anthony Kaye / Lee Nguyen, Latif Blessing, Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi, Adama Diomande


San Jose Earthquakes FC Team News:

  • Judson received his 5th booking in the last game and will be serving a ban here.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • Anibal Godoy has recovered from abdomen surgery and is expected to come in the midfield for the suspended Judson.
  • No more changes are expected from the visitors.

San Jose Earthquakes Probable XI:

Vega (GK), Lima, Jungwirth, Kashia, Thompson, Godoy, Yueill, Vako, Eriksson, Espinoza, Wondolowski


Potential Game Changers:

  • Carlos Vela
  • Diego Rossi
  • Chris Wondolowski
  • Adama Diomande
  • Valeri Qazaishvili

Likely to score:

  • For Los Angeles FC: Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi
  • For San Jose Earthquakes: Valeri Qazaishvili, Chris Wondolowski

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Carlos Vela: The Mexican superstar is a front runner for the coveted MVP this season. In fact, the former Real Sociedad star looks the only viable choice at the moment because of his high standards this season.

Goals, assists, passing, he has been phenomenal from whatever aspect you see his performances from.

This season:

  • Games: 24
  • Games Started: 24
  • Minutes: 2149
  • Goals: 24
  • Assists: 15

Diego Rossi: Though keeping with up Vela is hard this season, Diego Rossi has been proving to be more than a spear-carrier in this team. The 21-year-old has scored some very important goals this season and will look to do so in the next game as well.

This season:

  • Games: 25
  • Games Started: 24
  • Minutes: 2121
  • Goals: 13
  • Assists: 05

More options from Los Angeles FC:

Adama Diomande: The size, the speed, and the skill level, he is a complete package. The 29-year-old is in good scoring touch as well.

  • Games: 20
  • Goals: 08
  • Assists: 06

Chris Wondolowski: The two-time MLS Golden Boot winner is a no-nonsense player who doesn’t flutter his feet around players, and believes in executing things in a simple manner.

He will be the biggest threat for LAFC in this game.

This season:

  • Games: 24
  • Games Started: 17
  • Minutes: 1448
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 01

Suggested combination:


SJ vs LAF Dream11 potential winner:
We can see Los Angeles FC winning this game easily.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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