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Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 1
Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy
BBVA Stadium – Houston
February 29 – 3:30 PM ET

TV: Univision, TUDN

STREAMING: Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

He's the biggest offseason acquisition this year, and arguably Major League Soccer's grandest in quite some time. Now, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will debut for the LA Galaxy on Saturday afternoon against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Stadium.

The Dynamo's new era with head coach Tab Ramos also officially kicks off Saturday, as the former US men's national team legend will manage his first MLS match. After an offseason full of transfer reports and rumors, Mauro Manotas and Alberth Elis are back and joined by attacking midfielder Darwin Quintero, who arrives from Minnesota United. Marko Maric, a former Croatia youth international, appears primed to be the club's new No. 1 goalkeeper. 

How do you replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic? By signing Hernandez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer. He joins a dynamic attack that includes Cristian Pavon, Aleksandar Katai, Sebastian Lletget and fellow El Tri standout Jonathan dos Santos. Questions linger on the defensive side, but all signs point to LA deploying a more complete group in 2020 than during Guillermo Barros Schelotto's first at the helm.

Houston
Houston vs. LA Galaxy

Saturday, February 29 at 3:30 PM ET
BBVA Stadium

LA Galaxy
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Victor Cabrera (D) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Alberth Elis (F) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Marcelo Palomino (M) - undlsclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Darwin Quintero (M) - undisclosed injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Zarek Valentin (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan dos Santos (M) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Efrain Alvarez (M) - left ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Dynamo

  • Dynamo: 8 wins, 26 goals
  • Galaxy: 5 wins, 20 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Jair Marrufo
  • Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Michael Barwegen
  • 4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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