MATCH PREVIEW: LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes

by | May 29, 2021 | LA Galaxy, MLS

By LA Soccer Press /

Location: Dignity Health Sports Park – Carson
Date: Saturday, May 29 – 4:00 PM PST
How to Watch: Univision, TUDN

Victoria Block Report

The repercussions of LA Galaxy’s 4-1 loss to Portland Timbers continued to be felt throughout the week, with the club making a statement regarding the racial abuse directed at defender Derrick Williams, whose red-card foul resulted in a season-ending injury to a Portland player.

Williams, an Irish international in his first season with LA Galaxy, has yet to receive a punishment from the league’s disciplinary committee but will likely miss today’s game.

LA Galaxy Team News

Former goalkeeper Brian Rowe announced his retirement for MLS after 11 professional seasons. Rowe is a graduate of UCLA and played for LA Galaxy from 2012-’17, winning MLS Cup in 2014. … Midfielder Sebastian Lletget is in the 18-man roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team for its friendly match against Switzerland on Sunday. … LA Galaxy announced that single-game tickets are on sale now for the remained for the 2021 season.

LA Galaxy Recent Form: W/L/W/W/L

LA Galaxy Predicted Lineup: Bond (GK); Villafana, Steres, DePuy, Araujo; Dos Santos (C), Grandsir, Vazquez, Alvarez; Hernandez

Earthquakes Report

San Jose allowed three unanswered goals – including two in the second half – in a 3-1 loss to Sporting KC last week. Chris Wondolowski made his record-setting 350th appearance for San Jose, and will probably get the start against LA Galaxy.

Eduardo Chofis scored a stunning goal from outside the penalty area in the first half for San Jose. The goal was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week.

San Jose Team News

Midfielder Jackson Yueill has been named to the final U.S. Men’s National Team roster ahead of the CONCACAF National League finals. … PayPal Park will host on international friendly between Club American and Atlas FC on Wednesday, July 7. … The team will be wearing black arm bands to mourn the victim’s of this week’s tragedy in San Jose.

San Jose Recent Form: W/W/W/L/L

San Jose Predicted Lineup: Marcinkowski (GK); Marie, Alanis, Jungwirth, Salinas, Thompson (C), Remedi, Espinoza; Chofis; Wondolowski, Cowell

Predicted Score: LA Galaxy 2-1 San Jose

Match Odds (via Yahoo Sportsbook):
LA Galaxy +250
Draw +270
Earthquakes -110