P/I/P Leagues Cup Semifinal: Cruz Azul @ L.A. Galaxy, TUESDAY 8/20/19, 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: ESPN2​
     
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  2. hav77

    hav77 Member+

    May 31, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Who starts?

    ‐-------‐--------------------Zubak---------------------------
    ????-----------------------Efrain-----------------Antuna
    ------------------Kitchen--------Corona-------------------
    Traore----------Romney-------Steres-----------Araujo
    ----------------------------Lampson------------------------
     
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  3. L.A. Native

    L.A. Native Member+

    Aug 1, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    You got me... however, I believe Araujo is suspended after picking up a red vs TJ.
     
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  4. hav77

    hav77 Member+

    May 31, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Forgot about that. That's really slim pickings then if avoiding any of the starters. Maybe start Rolf?
     
  5. LEM-LAG

    LEM-LAG Member+

    May 28, 2011
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    With the LAFC game looming, I don't expect any potential starter for this one (except for Steres).

    Koreniuk/Efrain Zubak Cuello
    Juninho Carrasco
    Kitchen
    Romney Steres THA ?
    Lampson
    Traore has completely disappeared recently, I guess he's injured so I don't count him.
     
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  6. WarGalaxy

    WarGalaxy Member+

    May 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Pontius injured again? I know he made a cameo against DC.

    If he’s available I’d like to see him up top in this game.
     
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  7. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What do you think is our most likely back four on Sunday?

    I'm guessing : Polenta - Romeny - Gonzalez - Rolf

    Just because Polenta did a good job on Vela in the last meeting. So with that being said, we might not see Romney get extended minutes.

    I'd prefer the above to anything that relies on Skittles defending Vela from the left back position. In fact we should start Skittles on Tuesday night.
     
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  8. El Futbolisimo

    Sep 28, 1999
    Traore was loaned out to make room for Pavon. I say put Pavon in as striker. At least for a little bit to see what he can do when scoring is his sole job and he gets more acclimated to the team. :)
     
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  9. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gotta say I disagree. Dude went almost 270 minutes in 7 days after being with the team for 2 days of training. Gotta give him some rest along with the rest of the regular starters. These final 6 weeks of the schedule will be tough for us and we don't want to see any of our fatigued players get hurt in this meaningless friendly.

    I'd like to see Steres + the entire bench for this game.
     
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  10. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoa.

     
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  11. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe they get sub mins?
     
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  12. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Maybe they are writing off an away game vs a team that is 10-0-1 at home?* Well not writing off but not prioritizing. I know that is blasphemy but when you are having to rotate players the best strategy is to play them in the most winnable games. Also may just indicate they value this League Cup.

    *Ducks head, expecting - and probably deserving - incoming.
     
  13. Baysider

    Baysider Member+

    Jul 16, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I wonder if they got a message from MLS headquarters saying that they had better play some starters. I think this tournament is a waste of time but it seems important to Garber.
     
  14. El Futbolisimo

    Sep 28, 1999
    Mhmmmm... Sounds like they are going for the trophy to have something to show for the season. Interesting.
     
  15. WarGalaxy

    WarGalaxy Member+

    May 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We’ve seen two MLS coaches lose their jobs soon after getting knocked out of this tournament.

    Might be sending a message to future coaches in the tournament that are on the hot seat.
     
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  16. WarGalaxy

    WarGalaxy Member+

    May 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very similar to 2007.
     
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  17. WarGalaxy

    WarGalaxy Member+

    May 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you’re probably correct. Sunday is relatively far from Tuesday, so if it’s tied, with 30 minutes left, Pavón and Zlatan could be subbed in to grab a late goal or win in penalties (no overtime).
     
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  18. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last round Liga NX teams were told to play their starters and MLS teams didn't. Maybe MLS has pressured to play them now
     
  19. WarGalaxy

    WarGalaxy Member+

    May 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If that s true, it’s because 80% of the fans that bought tickets to those games were fans of the Liga MX teams that played.

    There’s a reason why the 1st game this week is being played in Houston, and not in Mexico. When these federations stage games in the US, the teams can’t dick around by playing their bench or youth sides. There’s no chance that these clubs and federations disappoint their dollar paying fans in the US.
     
  20. LEM-LAG

    LEM-LAG Member+

    May 28, 2011
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    I fear the repetition of two games per week for Zlatan could lead to an injury at the worst moment of the season...
     
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  21. Berks

    Berks Member+

    Dec 22, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think they play sub minutes only if the game is close.
     
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  22. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm thinking GBS sees this as a training scrimmage for Pavon and Ibra so they will get 45 minutes in with this game.
     
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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
    I would like to see the following,...

    -----------------Pontius
    --Carrasco---E.Alvarez---Cuello
    ------Corona---------Juninho
    Skelvik--Steres--Romney--Feltscher
    ---------------Lampson
    Subs : Gonzalez--Ibra--Pavon--Llegett--Antuna

    2nd half subs
    Ibra for Pontius
    Cuello or Carrasco for Pavon
    Antuna for Alvarez
     
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  24. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All you people penciling Juninho into your lineups will first have to convince me that he's alive.

    Anyone have a proof of life?
     
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  25. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want that for Romain Allesandrini. :D
     
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