The black-and-gold were spanked at home 4-1 on Wednesday against Sporting KC, a game that was over pretty early and frankly, the scoreline may have favored LAFC in the end.
So they’ll look to move on quickly and post a result against the Earthquakes, who have slowly been finding some form lately. They went 11 games without a win, but found one a couple games back and have not lost in their last six games. Most recently, they tied the Portland Timbers midweek 1-1, and made two big moves before the transfer deadline, acquiring Jeremy Ebobisse, a much-needed scorer for the team, and trading away Florian Jungwirth, a fan favorite who never seemed like a full fit in Matias Almeyda’s system.
LAFC also made moves, with Cristian Arango possibly available for this game depending on his paperwork, and the team adding defender Sebastien Ibeagha in a trade with NYCFC as they look to bolster their backline. I’m not sure if they’ll be available for this game, but LAFC will need to make the best of the pieces on hand, certainly.
Eddie Segura (knee) and Mahala Opoku (knee) remain out injured for LAFC. The Quakes’ injury report was not available at time of writing this preview.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday morning, LAFC are (-115), San Jose are (+285) and a draw is (+310), so the odds are once heavily favoring LAFC. I’ll just say the Quakes are on the second-longest unbeaten run in MLS, so...we’ll see.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Earthquakes 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 4 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 4:08.