LAF vs SS Dream11 : Overwhelming favourites Los Angeles enter the land of today’s semi-final looking to seal their berth in the coveted summit clash.
After slumping in the conference matches to regaining their touch at the right moment, Los Angeles were quick to stamp their authority on Major League Soccer and show why they are considered such staunch challengers for the title. And the side continued in their resounding manner come the quarter-finals to find themselves in today’s semi-final.
Earning direct qualification into the quarter-finals as they topped the Western Conference, Los Angeles squared off against their rival Los Angeles Galaxy in what was arguably the most intriguing encounter of the quarter-finals. In what was an exemplary affair, the two sides engrossed us in an exhilarating encounter with Los Angeles showing the attacking exuberance in their side to edge past Galaxy 5-3.
It was not just the win which they pulled off but the outstanding manner it came about in which made heads turn and sees the side make an advent into today’s encounter as overwhelming favourites. And the side will be quietly confident of putting down Seattle Sounders, a side who defeated Dallas 4-3 before getting the better of Real Salt Lake in a 2-0 win, a performance the side will be looking to emanate come today’s encounter.
This match is going to be decided between Seattle Sounders’ defensive resolve and Los Angeles’ gargantuan defence, ingredients which promise to make this clash a riveting affair. The stakes are colossal for either side with a spot in the prestigious final awaiting the winner, something which should see either side come hot out of the blocks today.
Probable Playing 11
- Javier Perez, Alejandro Guido, Danilo Silva and Rodolfo Zelaya are all out injured for the home side for this encounter.
- Seattle Sounders will be devoid of the services of Will Bruin and Roman Torres for today’s contest.
Tyler Miller (GK), Jordan Harvey, Eddie Segura, Walker Zimmerman, Tristan Blackmon, Lee Nguyen, Eduard Atuesta, Latif Blessing, Diego Rossi, Brian Rodriguez, Carlos Vela
Stefan Frei (GK), Kelvin Leerdam, Roman Torres, Kim Kee-Hee, Brad Smith, Cristian Roldan, Gustav Svensson, Joevin Jones, Nicolas Lodeiro, Jordan Morris, Raul Ruidiaz
Major League Soccer
Match: Los Angeles Vs Seattle Sounders Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 30th September, Wednesday- 7:30am IST
Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
- Walker Zimmerman, Eduard Atuesta, Brian Rodriguez, Carlos Vela
- Stefan Frei, Brad Smith, Jordan Morris, Raul Ruidiaz
- Carlos Vela: 34 Goals, 15 Assists
- Raul Ruidiaz: 11 Goals, 3 Assist
LAF vs SS Dream11 Team Picks
Althouhg Seattle Sounders managed to emerge unblemished in the previous match with a cleansheet in their kitty, the side were exposed in their defensive setup against Dallas. They ended up shipping in three goals in that match, something which Los Angeles will capitalise on, leaving Sounders’ goal-keeper Stefan Frei come across an absolute carnage which should see him amass good save points come today.
After having let in the least amount of goals in the league, Los Angeles have been as impressive and astute in defence as they have been in attack. The side are an articulate and well versed outfit, a side which has laid down a sublime framework of consummate success starting from defence, seeing us move into this clash with a duo of defensive picks from the side.
Both their CBs come into our setup for this encounter in the form of Tristan Blackmon and Eddie Segura whilst from the opposition we are going in with the more attack minded Xavier Arreaga.
For Los Angeles, Daniel Rossi has been an invaluable component of the side’s attacking gameplan. The player has been a dependable and flawless performer for the side, someone who has persistently doled out impeccable performances, leaving defenders in anguish with his vibrant and enigmatic performances to make him the first pick in this department.
We have CDM Eduard Atuesta come in as well given his ability to transition the ball from defence to attack as well as curbing oppositions’ in their attacking sojourns. Latif Blessing wraps up our trivalent of picks from the side whilst from the opposition we have gone in with the singular pick of Nicholas Lodeiro.
With an impressive 34 goals and 15 assists in the league, Carlos Vela has shown that he is not only the focal point of his side but also the best striker in the league. Where Ibrahimovic was busy running his mouth and trying to engage in a brawl with Carlos Vela, the striker went about his task impeccably to find himself partaking at this stage with his team.
He comes into our side for this encounter along with Brian Rodriguez from the side while from elsewhere from Seattle Sounders we are going in with Raul Ruidiaz who has snagged 11 goals and three assists for his side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Vela comes into our side as our captain whilst Ibrahimovic is being made the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.