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LA Galaxy look to conclude a disappointing MLS campaign when they take on FC Dallas at the Dignity Health Sports Park. The game will present the opportunity for LA Galaxy to finish at least in the 12th place with Austin just two points ahead.
Meanwhile, FC Dallas are keen on securing a place in the play-offs and they are going up against the likes of Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City in this battle. FC Dallas have enjoyed a string of recent successes against LA Galaxy, whose last win in this fixture was way back in July 2021.
LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas Predicted Lineups
LA Galaxy vs Dallas Major League Soccer Team News
LA Galaxy have had a nightmare MLS campaign. A string of injuries and lack of form have seen the team fail to make it to the play-offs. LA Galaxy appeared to have given up on the season a while ago. In the last six MLS games, the team has picked up only one victory.
Throughout the season, the team has only managed eight league wins. After enjoying a third-place finish in the 2022 campaign, it has been a disappointing outcome for LA Galaxy on all fronts.
Greg Vanney comes into the match still missing a number of players. Riqui Puig is the big absentee with his ankle injury keeping him out for a while. Gaston Brugman and Martin Caceres are suffering from knee injuries while Javier Hernandez and Lucas Calegari are long-term casualties with cruciate ligament problems. Marco Delgado is unlikely to be risked for this match following a head injury.
LA Galaxy predicted lineup
Jonathan Bond, Kelvin Leerdam, Tony Alfaro, Maya Yoshida, Raheem Edwards, Oriol Rosell, Edwin Cerrillo, Tyler Boyd, Diego Fagundez, Douglas Costa, Billy Sharp
FC Dallas have been unable to match the exploits of the 2022 season when they finished in the fourth spot. However, the team will be able to take their play-off ambitions to the last day of the regular season. There are plenty of permutations with regards to Dallas being able to celebrate or regret the campaign based on results on the final day.
Nico Estevez comes into the match with a handful of injury problems led by Tarik Scott’s cruciate ligament tear. Geovane Jesus will also be on the sidelines because of a knee injury, while Facundo Quignon will be undergoing a late fitness test following his knock in the last match. Sebastian Lletget is still not 100% ready for the game yet.
FC Dallas predicted lineup
Maarten Paes, Ema Twumasi, Nkosi Tafari Burgess, Sebastien Ibeagha, Marco Farfan, Paul Arriola, Asier Illarramendi, Paxton Pomykal, Alan Velasco, Jesus Ferreira, Jader Obrian
LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas Predicted Lineup – Featured Duel: Jesus Ferreira vs Ranko Veselinovic
Jesus Ferreira has been the best player for FC Dallas so far this season. His 12 goals and three assists have been immensely helpful in keeping the club in contention for the play-off places going into the last day. The 22-year-old has produced several match-winning performances of late with his recent big contribution against San Jose Earthquakes in the 1-1 draw being noteworthy.
LA Galaxy will look to stop Ferreira through the exploits of Maya Yoshida, who has been one of the best players for the team in an otherwise disappointing campaign. The 35-year-old has a ton of experience and he was one of the best players for Galaxy in the recent 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake.
LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas Predicted Lineup – The Final Word
LA Galaxy are playing for pride in the final regular-season match but that is not the case with Dallas, who are gunning for a play-off place. This is likely to help Dallas make that extra push and pick up a victory. FC Dallas could just pick up their first win in seven games.
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