P/I/P Game 25: FCD @ L.A. Galaxy, WEDNESDAY 8/14/19, 7:30pm PT

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  1. L.A. Native

    L.A. Native Member+

    Aug 1, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    TV: Spectrum SportsNet​
     
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  2. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will be in attendance!!! (Been awhile)

    I DEMAND A VICTORY!!!!!!
     
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  3. Rohaun888

    Rohaun888 Member

    Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
    Aug 2, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ill probably be there as well, gonna have to break out the lucky Robbie Keane jersey we always win when I wear it, should of worn it on Sunday lol
     
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  4. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hate playing FC Dallas. Do even Dallas fans like watching this team play?
     
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  5. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Winning this game is big. I know, big duh. We obviously need the points and a win has the added bonus of taking points away from a team that is expected to be competing for one of the final playoff spots.

    But those obvious reasons aside - we need this win because we have to win the games we are supposed to win. Losing on the road isn't fun. But in the big picture it isn't that unexpected. Good teams suffer narrow road losses from time to time, and apparently they do it even when they are thoroughly dominating play.

    But one thing good teams rarely do? Lose at home. So let's get the points we are expected to get and and when the playoffs come who knows? Good teams sometimes play like great teams when it's all on the line. Why not us?
     
  6. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup. If we win these 2 home games we are in okay shape. Lose them and things get very very precarious...
     
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  7. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    If we lose both we are f'd. Even losing one will make our road difficult. We currently have 37 points and 10 games remaining. To see where that puts us let's look at three levels of "success" rated from most to least desirable.

    Final WC rank, predicted # of points needed to achieve it:
    1) 2nd-4th. Estimated points needed = 53/54. Yay, home playoff game!
    2) 5th, 6th. Est. 51-53 points required. First playoff game on road but vs. LAFC. Yes we have had success against them but they are 10-0-1 at home and the best WC team by a large margin. Let's give them a chance to stumble before we finish them off.
    3) 7th. Est. 50 points required. Earns us first playoff game at LAFC.

    So we need at least 13 more points to get to 50 and that would be very risky. More realistically we need 17 pts to reach 54 which would almost ensure making the playoffs and also likely put us in top 4. (As an FYI we currently average 1.54 ppg, a rate that would put us at 52 pts.)

    Remaining 10 game schedule, five at home, five on road with current WC rank listed:

    Home vs:
    7. FCD, 2. SEA, 10. SKC, 7. MTL (in EC), 12. VAN.
    The last three home games are against teams with losing records.

    Away vs:
    1. LAFC, 2. SEA, 11. COL, 6. RSL, 9. HOU.
    Only COL and HOU currently have losing records.

    To get the needed 17 points we need to win six out of next ten, or win five and tie twice. That's a tall order. How do we do that?

    Let's start with those road games. LAFC, SEA and even RSL (3-0-2 in last five) all will be very tough outs. That leaves COL and HOU. COL is no longer a gimme - they started horribly but have recent wins over both LAFC and SJE. That leaves HOU as our weakest road opponent. But do we really want our playoffs to hinge on final season game against HOU? Yeah but no. Anyway let's assume we snag one win and one draw from these away games, going 1-3-1 for 4 points.

    That leaves us needing 13 more points, meaning we have to go 4-0-1 in our five home games. Hmm... SKC, MTL and VAN are all losing teams and should be our easiest home games. Let's be generous and say we go 3-0-0 or 2-0-1 and pick up 7-9 points.

    That leaves us still needing 4 to 6 points at home versus DAL and SEA. Losing either one gives us 3 points and us sweating it.

    As Trickhog said - we can't afford to lose either one.
     
  8. barroldinho

    barroldinho Member+

    Man Utd and LA Galaxy
    England
    Aug 13, 2007
    Ex-pat in HB, CA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Amazing that we've slipped to such a tricky situation.
     
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  9. Beirut

    Beirut Member+

    Feb 3, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Reading these playoffs scenarios is stressful. I miss those seasons were the playoffs were a given around August.

    I thought this game was away. Glad it’s home, but Dallas always plays us tough. Can’t remember the last time we beat them.
     
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  10. El Futbolisimo

    Sep 28, 1999
    We do it one game at a time. This club is bipolar and I think we are due for a manic phase and Dallas is going to get the brunt of our frustration.
     
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  11. Rohaun888

    Rohaun888 Member

    Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
    Aug 2, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was gonna flake but my team needs me and I got a good deal on some tickets so Im in. I predict Galaxy 4 Dallas 0 !
     
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  12. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gosh, I hope so.
     
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  13. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    With 3 games this week and the cross-country travel from DC (albeit with a charter flight), they have to pick the lineups carefully. On the one hand, it would make sense to have squad rotation and the FCD game is the most obvious because it's in the middle. Corona, assuming his absence in DC was not due to injury, is the most likely to rotate in for Kitchen since he didn't even have the wear and tear of travel. Lletget could also feature after coming off the bench in DC. Araujo over Feltscher is another option. On the other hand, the FCD and Seattle games are critically important, so it will be hard to sit anyone GBS views as critical.
     
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  14. pirozhok

    pirozhok Member

    United States
    Jul 20, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Won't be easy us to go all-out tonight after travelling, but at least a draw today would help the mood, then we can deep fry Flounders for dinner on Sunday.
     
  15. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Dallas is struggling on the road: 3-8-1 with 13 goals for and 18 against.

    Wins: 4-2 vs 10-man RSL, 2-1 vs ATL, 2-0 vs SKC.
    Losses - shut out five times, lost 2-1 three times.
    Draw - 2-2 vs SJE.

    Over last five road games they are 1-3-1.
     
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  16. Rohaun888

    Rohaun888 Member

    Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
    Aug 2, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn got home and the Wifeys Landon Donvan Jersey was hanging ready to be put on. I guess that means shes going lol. She usually flakes the day of the game oh well. Anyone tailgating before the game ? Btw im sitting in section 130.
     
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  17. rtdavide

    rtdavide Member+

    Apr 20, 2005
    Whittier, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    we never seem to beat this FCDallas team.
    and this Galaxy has shown so little as of late, that I have no real reason to believe we're going to beat them tonight.

    That said, I feel weirdly optimistic... like tonight we're going to break out of the slump, exorcise some demons, and win this game.

    I have no good, valid reasons to feel this way.... but I do.
     
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  18. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. pirozhok

    pirozhok Member

    United States
    Jul 20, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope I’m wrong but this line up scares the shit out of me. Terrible outside backs at defending (neither great at attacking either).

    I just don’t believe in e. Alverez at this point. He doesn’t defend much or well.

    What happened to corona?

    I feel like Polenta and steres are going to face constant 2v2 or worse situations.
     
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  21. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh lord we better score because Skelvik is in the lineup to cough up a goal
     
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  22. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And Rolf. And Bingham. And steres. And efra.
     
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  23. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    E. Alvarez is likely going to be withdrawn forward. He better shoot
     
  24. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. pirozhok

    pirozhok Member

    United States
    Jul 20, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dunno, maybe GBS is relying on Ibra's and Pavon's moments of excellence.
    Our defense looks like a sieve.
     
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