Eddie Segura takes a seat for this game, with Raheem Edwards back in the XI for LAFC, and Eduard Atuesta also returns to start.
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @WhitecapsFC.— LAFC (@LAFC) July 25, 2021
Tonight's lineup is presented by @Delta. #LAFCvVAN pic.twitter.com/efSn163eh9
This is who the Whitecaps are rolling with to start this game:
Big night at the Banc coming up— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) July 25, 2021
Here's your #VWFC Starting XI for #LAFCvVAN, delivered with @DoorDash pic.twitter.com/ZfW9VKAzqe
LAFC suffered a shock loss last game, and there’s not much time to dwell on it, as they’re back in action on Saturday to face the Vancouver Whitecaps at The Banc.
It’s the teams’ first meeting this season. LAFC looked like they were destined to grab a point against the Portland Timbers on the road on Wednesday, but a stoppage-time concession led to a 2-1 loss, leaving a pretty sour taste in the mouth after a three-game winning streak.
The Whitecaps are on a day’s extra rest, after drawing the Houston Dynamo 0-0 at “home” in Utah on Tuesday. They’ve got four points in their last two games, so they may be finding some traction, but they remain an extremely inconsistent team this year under Marc Dos Santos.
Mark-Anthony Kaye remains on international duty, and Kwadwo Opoku (knee) remains out injured. Danny Musovski (knee) is listed as questionable. For the Whitecaps, Lucas Cavallini and Maxime Crepeau are on international duty, while Bruno Gaspar (ankle) is listed as questionable.
LAFC have posted some lopsided wins over Vancouver over the years, but the Whitecaps have also grabbed unexpected wins over the black-and-gold, too. So this is another test to be wary of, but if LAFC are playing their best, they should get another win. We’ll see what happens.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday afternoon, LAFC are (-450), Vancouver are (+1100) and a draw is (+625), so the odds are extremely heavily favoring LAFC, so hopefully they bear that out.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LAFC and the Whitecaps will be televised locally on My13 KCOP and Estrella TV and streamed in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 7:38.