Orlando City (1-1-1, 4 pts) heads to the west coast for each of its next two games, starting in the City of Angels this Saturday against the LA Galaxy (2-1-0, 6 pts). The match is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on Univision and TUDN, with English-language commentary available through Twitter. Local radio coverage will be available from 3 p.m. ET on FM 96.9 the Game in English and Acción 97.9 FM in Spanish.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy:
Key Transactions and Player News
Key Additions - RW Douglas Costa (Grêmio), CM Mark Delgado (Toronto FC), LB Raheem Edwards (LAFC), RB Kelvin Leerdam (Inter Miami), CB Eriq Zavaleta (Toronto FC)
Key Departures - CM Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution), CB Daniel Steres (Houston Dynamo), CF Ethan Zubak (Nashville SC)
News - The Galaxy continued to reshape their roster in their second year under new Head Coach Greg Vanney, signing former Bayern Munich and Juventus winger Douglas Costa to a Designated Player deal. Costa is off to a good start in LA, scoring his first goal this past weekend in Seattle and ranking fifth in the league in chances created. Mexican superstar Chicharito has followed up last year’s 17-goal campaign with two goals in his first three games of 2022.
Take a look at LA’s full roster here.
The Galaxy won each of their first two games this year by 1-0 score lines, beating defending champs NYCFC at home before spoiling Charlotte FC’s record-breaking home debut the following week. LA fell 3-2 in a back-and-forth affair at Seattle this past weekend, with goals from Chicharito and Costa not enough to overcome some sloppy set piece defending. The Galaxy are trying to reach the playoffs for just the second time in six seasons.
Orlando City is 2-3-0 all-time against LA, last facing the Galaxy on May 24, 2019, a 1-0 defeat at Exploria Stadium featuring a Jonathan dos Santos goal. The Lions defeated the Galaxy in 2015 and 2017, including a 4-0 beatdown at Camping World Stadium in the inaugural season.
Rasmussen University Fact
Saturday’s game will be Orlando City’s first trip to Los Angeles since the 2018 season, when the Lions played both LAFC and the Galaxy within a 22-day span.