P/I/P Game 3: MNUFC @ L.A. Galaxy, SATURDAY 3/16/19, 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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  2. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This will be a hard one but so important.

    The difference between winning and going into a 2 week period between matches having held serve at home verses losing and stewing on it for two weeks before facing a tough Portland team at home at the end of the month is huge.

    Hopefully the injury report is kind to us this week.
     
  3. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We are not your father's Loons...this we know after two matches.

    How MUCH...still to be determined.

    The FO actually made some decent acquisitions this offseason.
     
  4. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Hopefully Ibra, and maybe Alessandrini are ready for this one.
     
  5. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently there was no Zlatan, Allesandrini or Lleget at practice today.

    :(
     
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  6. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You sure you weren't watching Los Dos?
     
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  7. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
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    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Without those three our team IS basically Los Dos...
     
  8. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    #8 skydog, Mar 12, 2019
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    The way Alessandrini grabbed his hammy I would have been very surprised if he was back at practice. It takes a while for it to heal, then more time to build up strength to reduce risk of re-injury. And after the rehab he will likely still need a week or so of participation in trainings to get his touch and conditioning back.

    Zlatan still being out though is bad news I didn't really expect.
     
  9. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didnt' Lletget have to wear one of those face masks before? Why am I remembering that?

    Word is Zlatan might've been playing through injury in the first match. No DPs, no problem!
     
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  10. napper

    napper Member+

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m concerned.
     
  11. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Benedetto come on down!
     
  12. Beep Boop Robot

    Mar 11, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    My guess is Lleget won't be in practice until the end of the week. I have no clue how much time is needed for his broken nose to heal enough for him to start playing again. I'm guessing he's wearing a face mask for awhile, they probably just want to make sure his nose was set back into place before clearing him to train.

    Was that elbow to his face retroactively punished?

    I believe GBS said Romain will miss 2 games, so I don't think he'll be around for this one.

    No clue about Zlatan. He may not be training as a precaution and might be evaluated at the end of the week.
     
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  13. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
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  14. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No news (especially if other news from practice is trickling out) is probably bad news for Zlatan.
     
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  15. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Excited for another game, but this doesn't look good. Another game with Pontius wasted up top it seems. Can't imagine things will work out for us.
     
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  16. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who says you can't win without a striker? Germany did it...:cautious:
     
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  17. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Also just noticed Minnesota really haven't played anyone really "difficult". Their impressive start might just be good luck with scheduling. San Jose was terrible and looks terrible again. Vancouver's team really isn't inspiring.

    Not saying Minnesota secretly suck, but I think they are beatable.
     
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  18. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Our defense will probably need to get a shutout for us to win the game. We are down Kamara, Zlatan and Alessandrini who together produced 47 goals + 23 assists and were responsible for us having MLS's 3rd best offense last season. That's a lot of offense to lose. Pontius was coming in on top of that last year, now he's being asked to replace it. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  19. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    Looks like they may be thinking of flipping Pontius and Antuna up top. I suppose that would give us some speed instead of holdup play at the point of attack.

     
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  20. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
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    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe just batten down the hatches and pull out the ol' 5-5-0 formation.....

    -----------------------Antuna
    ----Boateng--------Lletget------Corona
    ------------------------JDS
    Skjelkdl---------------------------------Feltscher
    --------Romney--Polenta--Steres
    ---------------------Bingham
     
  21. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I like it! And not just for batten down the hatches reasons. This would get our best players on the field and get Skjiukd and Feltscher further away from our goal, letting them focus more on advancing the ball. When we did this with Cole toward the end of last season it helped our defense and helped him be more effective going forward.
     
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  22. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sad that I agree that the best way to make our defense better is to get Skdkldfk and Feltscher further away from our goal....
     
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  23. El Futbolisimo

    Sep 28, 1999
    It will be interesting to see how Guillermo handles this situation given the few options he has. Parking the bus or basically fielding the same team and going for the points. On the field i am holding out for a hero. Let's see if the new guys are worth anything at all or if, as I suspect, we got a bunch of square pegs for our round holes. The implications of which I don't even want think about right now as GBS and deKlose did the picking. Yeah, I know it's early but the signs are there.
     
  24. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is true. MN is opening the new stadium and teams that get new stadiums almost always have great seasons the year they open. I can't wait to sit in it when LA comes to town :cool:
     
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  25. napper

    napper Member+

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Antuna at forward? Well, not as bad as Gyasi at RB I guess.

    Antuna getting stripped in the box is technically better than on the wing, I think.

    I like parking the bus. And, Pontius has scored from coming out wide.

    This is gonna be a weird one.
     

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