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Preview: LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Major League Soccer game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Vancouver Whitecaps. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Los Angeles Galaxy would hope to end their miserable form when they welcome vancouver whitecaps Head to Dignity Health Sports Park for Sunday’s MLS clash.

Meanwhile, the visitors are looking to extend their unbeaten streak in all competitions to four games.

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The LA Galaxy suffered their 11th MLS defeat of the season last weekend, losing 4-2 to underground club Sporting Kansas City.

The Wizards went into halftime with three goals. William Agada and a strike from Eric Tommybefore two second-half goals from Javier Hernandez It gave Galaxy a chance to make a comeback. But Sporting he added a quarter in the 95th minute. Daniel Saroy Make sure all three points remain on the host.

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The LA Galaxy have struggled in their recent home meeting with Vancouver, having won only three of their last nine games in Los Angeles against the Canadian team since 2015.

Hernandez is considered one of the Galaxy’s star players. Dejan Jovelich He has enjoyed an impressive 2022 campaign in front of goal and has scored all nine MLS goals at home so far this season, including strikes in each of his last six games at Dignity Health Sports Park. I am earning

Lucas Cavallini in action with the Vancouver Whitecaps on August 5, 2022© Reuters

After a five-game unbeaten streak in the MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps picked up three points last weekend with a 2-1 home win over the Houston Dynamo.

The visitors seemed to be on course for a narrow win at BC Place, but two substitutes in the final four minutes of the contest gave the Whitecaps a dramatic comeback. Simon Becher He equalized in the 88th minute, just six minutes after coming off the bench. Lucas Cavallini Scored a 92nd minute winner.

Vancouver scored a total of 13 points this season with goals scored after the 80th minute, four more than any other MLS team.

Vanni Sartini His team has seen the LA Galaxy finish 9th in points and within 3 points of the playoffs with a game left.

Vancouver have a decent record, with four wins against the LA Galaxy and one draw in their last seven meetings. If he can score at least one point on Sunday, he can extend his unbeaten run against the California team to three games.

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Greg Vanney, head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, reacts during the second half of the game against Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field on March 12, 2022© Reuters

LA Galaxy Defender Jorge Villafana Midfield duo out with knee injury Daniel Aguirre When Victor Vasquez Both have lower body issues.

Julian Araujo I plan to replace kelvin reedham Joined at right back Sega Koulibaly, Derrick Williams When chase gasper in backfour.

Strikers Hernandez and Joverich plan to continue their attacking partnership. Kevin Cabral When Douglas Costa.

As for Vancouver, it is currently plagued by absentees. Luis Martins, Christian Gutierrez (both calves), Daver Caicedo (knee) and Brian White (Ribs) All absent due to injury, Christian Dajomé, Caio Alexandre, Florian Jungwirth, Marcus Godinho When Thomas Hasal All absent due to illness.

Argentina center back Eric GodoyOn the other hand, after three and a half years with the Whitecaps, he left the club on a free transfer to find new pastures.

After scoring in the last game, both Cavallini and Boettcher pushed into the starting lineup, with the former most likely to nod in his place Tosain Ricketts.

Candidates for the LA Galaxy starting lineup:
Hook up; Araujo, Koulibaly, Williams, Gaspar. Cabral, Delgado, Brugmann, Costa.Yoberic Hernandez

Possible starters for the Vancouver Whitecaps:
Cropper; Blackmon, Veselinovich, Brown. Gressel, Owusu, Teybert, Raposo. Gauld, Vite.Cavallini

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Los Angeles Galaxy 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps

Both teams have endured a spell of inconsistent form in recent weeks, so this weekend could be a tense one.

But given Vancouver’s recent record against the LA Galaxy and the latter’s weak defense, we can see the visitors robbing California of all three points.

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