TRT vs LAG Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
After losing 3-0 to San Jose last week, Western Conference giants Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking for a reaction when they host Toronto FC in the regular season of Major League Soccer at Dignity Health Sports Park.
TRT vs LAG Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Season so far:
Any position in the top-7 will do for Los Angeles Galaxy after they missed out on the playoffs by just one point last season.
But, Galaxy are flying on the table, currently 2nd with 31 points, though not as good as their city rivals Los Angeles FC, who are currently leading the Western Conference with 37 points.
If last season serves as a parameter, Toronto then have made some sorts of progress this season.
Currently taking up the 7th position in the Eastern Conference, the visitors could move above New York FC on the table with a win against LA Galaxy.
The Major League Soccer match will be played between LA Galaxy and Toronto FC at Dignity Health Sports Park, in Los Angeles, California. The ground has a capacity of 27,000. The game will start at 08:00 AM (IST), on Friday, July 05.
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Recent form (Last six matches) LA Galaxy – W L W L W L Toronto FC – L D D L W D
LA Galaxy Team News:
Midfielder Romain Alessandrini won't play any part in the match. The 30-year-old winger is recovering from a knee injury. His future is not certain either after the reports surfaced that Galaxy are looking to sign Cristian Pavon, which is only possible if they dump one of their three designated players, one of which is Alessandrini.
Though Alessandrini is the only injured player on Galaxy's roster, they will miss four more players as Giancarlo Gonzalez, Uriel Antuna, Jonathan dos Santos, and Rolf Feltscher are all away on the international duty these days.
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
After a chastening 3-0 defeat to San Jose in the last game, the least you can expect from manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto is to make changes for this particular game.
Galaxy lacked the ferocity in the midfield and even their playmakers failed to influence the game. Zlatan cut a lonely and a frustrating figure for the most part of the game, and that is mostly down to the inconsistency in the service.
Juninho is an option, while Efraín Álvarez is an option to play behind Ibrahimovic. In that case, either Sebastian Lletget or Fabio Álvarez could make way for him.
Drew Moor will miss his 3rd consecutive game for Toronto FC. The 35-year-old suffered hamstring strain a fortnight ago.
Talking about the uncertainty, center-back Eriq Zavaleta (shin contusion) had to pull out of the last game at the last moment, giving the manager a selection headache. He has been listed as a doubt ahead of this match.
While right-back Auro (hamstring strain) and defender Chris Mavinga (hamstring strain) missed the last game with their respective injuries. The duo has been listed as a doubt ahead of this game.
In addition, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Jonathan Osorio, Ashtone Morgan, and Noble Okello are on international duty at the moment and will be unavailable for the game.
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Laurent Ciman and Liam Fraser started at the back in the last game and looked solid. We expect the duo to start the match if Zavaleta fails to recover in time to play in this game.
If Zavaleta is available, Fraser will move back to his natural position, which is midfield, which means Jay Chapman will drop down to the bench.
In the absence of Altidore, Alejandro Pozuelo could once again lead the attack in what continues to be a false nine formation for Toronto FC these days.
But if a shake-up comes at the attack, Greg Vanney has the option of calling upon striker Jordan Hamilton.