Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Major League Soccer clash between the Los Angeles Galaxy and CF Montreal, including predictions, team news and potential lineups.
FC Montréal Head into the 4th of July holiday with a chance to match your longest winning streak of the Major League Soccer campaign when you battle the galaxy of angels at Dignity Health Sports Park on Monday.
Montreal sits in first place in the Eastern Conference, following a 2-1 victory against the Seattle Sounders in midweek, while LA fell to sixth place in the West after a 3-2 loss against Minnesota United.
A campaign that began with such promise in Los Angeles has fizzled out, with the Galaxy now winless in three straight home games, and just two points above the playoff line.
They seem to have suffered from a bout of complacency in recent outings, taking their recent opponents too lightly.
The Galaxy have only earned one point in their last two home games against non-playoff teams (Minnesota and Portland Timbers), while also blew out 2-1 in the US Open Cup quarterfinals. against the Sacramento Republic.
Through his first 10 games of the regular season, it seemed as if greg vanney had found a solution to this team’s defensive woes as his side allowed a goal or less in nine of those games, however lately they have been anything but solid at the back, conceding 11 times in their last five games at MLS home.
Catching up is something LA has had to do their part of recently, allowing the first goal in five of their previous six matches in all competitions.
For most of the 2022 campaign to date, the Galaxy have provided much better service to their strikers, with 10 different players adding at least one assist so far this season.
If he had to sum up his latest MLS campaign in a couple of words, he might think too little or too late, as all but one of his domestic records since May 14 came after an hour of play, losing 3 -0. in two of those encounters before finding a breakthrough.
A pair of flashy wins for Montreal have temporarily silenced those critics who believe this team will only go as far as Djordje Mihailovic you can take them.
Their top scorer and leading MLS MVP candidate hasn’t appeared since late May, but lately his presence hasn’t been needed, with this team posting back-to-back wins without the star midfielder.
Manager Nancy he has to be near the top of the MLS Coach of the Year list, and he has created a strong identity for this group that looks poised to make the playoffs for the second time in the last six years.
A team with a solid backline, which is well worked, has shown us its offensive capabilities throughout the regular season, scoring the most goals in the Eastern Conference (32).
We have witnessed two different sides of this team in the early stages of their MLS encounters, the first is a team that comes out fast, scoring eight times past the half hour mark, while the other is a unit that lacks focus. early on, conceding seven goals before a match had 15 minutes.
Perhaps the biggest cause for concern right now is the number of times they’ve had to struggle to come back from a deficit, conceding first on 10 occasions.
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Los Angeles Super Submarine Dejan Joveljic he has become something of a savior for this club, scoring all five of his domestic goals in the second half, two of which were match winners.
he follows Chicharito team leader in goals, with the Mexican striker scoring six times nationally, while samuel grandpa Y raheem edwards they are tied for first in assists, having each contributed three so far in 2022.
The Galaxy are still missing Jorge Villafana due to a left knee strain, chase gasper has an injury to the upper part of the thigh, while douglas coast Y Kevin Cabral both will sit out of this encounter after each picked up a red card on Wednesday.
a corset bricklayer toy helped Montreal erase an early Sounders goal from jordan morrisweather kamara kei celebrated his 375th career MLS appearance by collecting two assists in that match, surpassing alistair johnston and the first of the team (five).
Kamara is only the ninth player in league history to reach that milestone in international matches, and his teammate Sebastian Breza He still has a long way to go to catch up, although the Canadian goalkeeper on loan from Bologna played in the 25th game of his MLS career earlier this week.
Mihailovic remains sidelined with an ankle problem. bjorn johnsen he has a problem with his foot and Thomas Giraldo continues to care for a hamstring injury.
Possible Los Angeles Galaxy starting lineup:
Link; Araujo, DePuy, Coulibaly, Edwards; Aguirre, Delgado; Alvarez, Raveloson, Grandsir; Chicharito
Possible starting line-up for CF Montreal:
heather; Waterman, Camacho, Miller; Lappalainen, Piette, Kone, Johnston; Miljević; Toye, Kamara
We Say: Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 CF Montreal
It may be the hot California weather or some psychological issue, but Montreal has struggled with the playing surfaces and conditions in the City of Angels, failing to beat any of the Los Angeles teams on the road.
Their leaky defense still needs work, but we anticipate the Galaxy’s attacking quality will make up for those shortcomings on Monday.
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