Minnesota United have passed the first two tests of their 2019 season, picking up road victories over the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes. Both of those sides are likely to struggle this year, though.
The Loons biggest test yet will come on Saturday in the form of the LA Galaxy in another away game.
We did some scouting to dig into United’s upcoming opponent.
What are the Galaxy looking like this year?
There was the whole four-DP problem for starters, but that’s resolved. Giovani dos Santos is now a former Galaxy player, and, for once, LA didn’t influence the league into changing a roster policy.
Zlatan’s still there, but in a big acquisition, former Boca Juniors coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was brought in by new GM Dennis de Kloese.
How did their first two games go?
The Galaxy opened with a come-from-behind 2-1 win against the Chicago Fire, but fell to FC Dallas 2-0 last weekend. Youngster Efrain Alvarez captured the attention of the league in the opener.
Who’s out for Saturday’s match?
Our friends at LAG Confidential said that the Galaxy’s preseason has essentially been extended because of late transfers and two key injuries: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romain Alessandrini. LA’s offense could very well be struggling come Saturday.