LAFC start Latif Blessing in the forward line for this one, with Tristan Blackmon starting at right back. Carlos Vela is again on the bench.
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @SJEarthquakes.— LAFC (@LAFC) November 5, 2020
Tonight's lineup is presented by @Delta & @AeromexicoUSA.#SJvLAFC pic.twitter.com/YdZiqxRLAE
San Jose pretty much have a set XI these days, and this is it.
¡VAMOS SAN JOSE! #BeatLA pic.twitter.com/L0AlQ3J8Pm— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) November 5, 2020
We didn’t know if it would happen, but it looks like it will happen, as Los Angeles Football Club are scheduled to face the San Jose Earthquakes at Earthquakes Stadium Wednesday night.
The game was in doubt because three LAFC players had been announced as having tested positive for coronavirus in recent days. Typically, when more than one positive test arises at a time, the league has opted to postpone or cancel the game, but they decided to press on here. Hopefully that will not backfire.
Now, it’s unknown who is out of the game because of the positive tests and so we don’t know for sure if a key player is missing or not. Ultimately, health and safety first, but assuming the regulars are around, LAFC will aim to keep their momentum going and try and get to a three-game winning streak here. Of course, while they defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-1 last Wednesday, Bob Bradley wasn’t happy with the performance by his team, and I have to agree with him. They got the three points but there are aspects the team needs to work on, for sure.
They’ll be facing an Earthquakes team whose season has completely transformed since they last played LAFC, in that come-from-behind victory. Then, their season looked dead. Now, San Jose are above the playoff line, and while they’re still sweating it out over the final couple games, their destiny is in their hands and they feel good, after beating Real Salt Lake 2-0 last Wednesday.
So will LAFC get a bit of revenge after the last meeting between these teams? Will the Quakes win the desire battle with their season on the line and LAFC’s playoff berth already wrapped up? Or will this be a slog? Only two more games in the regular season, this should be a good one.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday morning, LAFC are (+104), San Jose are (+215) and a draw is (+290), meaning they’re giving the black-and-gold a slight edge on the road.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LAFC and the Earthquakes will be televised locally on YouTube TV and Estrella Noticias (a separate channel from the usual Estrella TV, look it up on your cable system), and streamed in the rest of the country on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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