SJ vs LAG Dream11 Team: LA Galaxy look to assure themselves of a top 2 berth while San Jose look to continue rising up the Western Conference
The massive growth of the Major League Soccer and the improvement in the quality of football in the league can be reasserted by the positions today’s teams occupy in the league. Despite losing the same number of matches, the three extra draws as opposed to LA Galaxy see them occupying sixth place, four behind LA Galaxy’s second place.
It’s not just the proposition of sealing a strong finish ahead of the knock-out stages which increases the anticipating of this clash but also the rivalry that these two outfits share between each other. While we have D.C. United and New England Revolution resuming their momentous rivalry in Eastern Conference preceding this match, the Western Conference is bound to come alive when these two teams take on each other.
Both the sides have enjoyed similar seasons as well with LA Galaxy both putting behind them defeats to comprehensively win their previous matches. On the 34 points, La Galaxy find themselves in a pretty position, one that has assured them of making it to the next round and will be looking to make things jittery for Las Angeles at the top of the table.
Elsewhere for all their good work, the draws have ended up costing San Jose Earthquakes who have ended up squandering leads at crucial junctures of matches. They’ve been lambasted for their paper thin quality of defence, one that has left the side infuriated in its bid to climb further up the league standings. With Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers both behind them, San Jose know a win is extremely important to put the much needed distance between themselves and their opponents.
While they were poised to make things tough for Los Angeles at the top, LA Galaxy’s recent results have pegged them back in their quest for a finish at the pinnacle of the Western Conference. They’ve now had to endure defeats twice in their previous three matches, missing out on 6 points which would have shortened the deficit at the top to just 3 points.
Now taking on San Jose in this rivalry, LA Galaxy will be looking to return their rivals the 3-0 defeat they had hit them with the last time these two teams had met in the league. And they look way likelier the side to win this one, solely on the basis of a Son Jose defence that has seen them picking up the pieces throughout the league. This should be a high scoring match, one where La Galaxy outscore their opponents on the day.
Goal-Keeper for SJ vs LAG Dream11
He’s faced a barrage of 94 shots on his goal but La Galaxy’s David Bingham has refused to be beaten 74% of the times, seeing him become an immediate pick as our goal-keeper for this encounter.
Defenders for SJ vs LAG Dream11
With both the sides have let goals go in their recent fixtures, our selections over here were based solely on the ability to score goals as well. This sees us opt for Daniel Steres and Giancarlo Gonzalez from La Galaxy and Tommy Thompson from SJ. Thompson played a pivotal role the last time these two sides met, encapsulating his abilities as an astute defender with a penchant to score to get himself both a goal and cleansheet.
Midfielders for SJ vs LAG Dream11
We’ll begin with the selections from SJ first in this department with Cristian Espinoza, Magnus Eriksson and Valeri Qazaishvilli all coming in for us. Espinoza’s 8 assists have served the side with fruition, seeing both Magnus and Valeri flourish under his engrossing tutelage and we see the trivalent combining together to throw the kitchen sink and more at LA Galaxy.
From La Galaxy we have the deadly partnership of Joe Corona and Efrin Alvarez combining in unison for this crucial encounter. The two have stepped up to the mantle recently, upping the ante to find themselves incorporating a pristine attacking culture in the side and are bound to capitalise on San Jose’s weak defence.
Strikers for SJ vs LAG Dream11
La Galaxy’s top scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes into our side over here with the 13 goals. Elsewhere, its San Jose’s top scorer, Chris Wondolowski who with his healthy tally of 8 goals makes a foray into our side to complete our Dream 11 outfit for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Wondolowski has been chosen to represent our side as the captain for this one while Zlatan is our vice-captain.
Major League Soccer
Match: LA Galaxy Vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date And Time: 13th July, Saturday- 8:30am IST
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Complex, Carson