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Preview: Los Angeles FC vs DC United - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Major League Soccer game between Los Angeles FC and DC United, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Los Angeles FC If they struggle and continue their home campaign, they will aim for a 7-game winning streak in MLS. dc united on Tuesday night.

The home team currently leads the Western Conference, boasting 54 points in 24 league games this season, while DC are last in the Eastern Conference, scoring just 22 points in 24 games.

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Los Angeles FC extended their sixth straight win in the MLS with a 5-0 victory over Charlotte FC on Saturday night.

Stephen CerundroThe team actually leads the Western Conference with 8 wins from the final 9 games of the league, boasting a record of 17 wins, 3 ties and 4 losses from 24 games, and 54 points, six more than second place. . -Place Austin.

LAFC, which was just founded in 2014, has finished 7th and 9th in the last two Western Conference campaigns, but finished 1st in the conference and 1st overall in 2019.

addition of gareth bale When Giorgio Chiellini Backing an already strong side, the club also has an experienced Mexican striker Carlos Vera in their ranks.

Cherundolo’s team is looking to potentially overcome a struggling DC United on Tuesday night, but they also have a busy end of the month against San Jose Earthquake, Austin and Houston Dynamo.

DC United manager Wayne Rooney on August 13, 2022© Reuters

DC United, meanwhile, enter the contest after losing 1-0 to the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Carles Gil He scored the only goal of the contest at Gillette Stadium.

Wayne RooneyThe team has won just one of its last eight league games, boasting a record of 6 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses from 24 games, and is the lowest scorer in the Eastern Conference with 22 points.

The Blacks and Reds finished eighth in the Eastern Conference last season, but are 11 points clear of that spot at this stage, and seven behind immediate team Atlanta United.

Rooney’s team didn’t want to join the clash with LAFC behind another defeat, especially with the hosts scoring 53 league goals during an impressive campaign so far.

DC United, on the other hand, have the worst defensive record in the Eastern Conference, conceding 48 goals, and will definitely need to put in one of their best performances of the season to stand any chance of a positive result here.

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Gareth Bale in action for Los Angeles FC on July 29, 2022© Reuters

Bale and Chiellini missed Saturday’s match against Charlotte due to illness, but both are expected to return to the squad for this game, with the latter likely to feature in the first 11 innings.

The 33-year-old Bale is expected to come off the bench as he has yet to make an MLS start, but he has scored two goals against Kansas City and Real Salt Lake.

Home side likely to be absent again Danny Mussovsky, Julian Gaines When Eric Duenas As such, the XI is expected to be similar to what it started against Charlotte, with Vera rejoining. Christian Arango When Brian Rodriguez in the last third of the field.

When it comes to DC United, the long injury list has brad smith, Bill Hamid, Hayden Surges, Jacob Green When Adrian Perezall five players could miss the rest of the month.

Head coach Rooney would have been pleased with his team’s performance against New England on Saturday.

Kimani Smith However, although it is expected to be brought to the flanks, it is also possible that he has a position on the cusp of attack. Taxiarchis Fountas.

Former Man United youngster Ravel Morrison We also need to maintain our position in the midfield.

Possible starting line-up for Los Angeles FC:
Crepeaux; Hollingshead, Murillo, Chiellini, Palacios. Cifuentes, Illy, Acosta.Vera, Arango, Rodriguez

Possible starting lineup for DC United:
Romo; Najjar, Birnbaum, Alfaro, Smith. Durkin, Parson, Morrison.Berry, Fountas, Rodriguez

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We say: Los Angeles FC 3-1 DC United

This is a very tough game for DC United and it is difficult to predict a good result for the visitors. Los Angeles FC are scoring goals right now and expect a win at home to be relatively comfortable for the Western Conference leaders.

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