On this Sunday February 27 Los Angeles Galaxy Receives the current champion New York City FC at Karama Health Sports ParkIn the first round of the 2022 Football League season.
In the last tournament, it was galacticos They couldn’t get in playoffsBecause they were in eighth place Western Conference With 48 units, so this time they will try to reverse what happened and fight for the title.
On the other hand, the New York champion was 4th in Eastern Conference With a score of 51 points. On their way to the crown they were knocked out 2-0 at Atlanta Unitedoutweighed the penalties New England Revolution After a 2-2 draw in the semi-finals and in the final of the conference, they beat Philadelphia UnionTo win later in the Grand Final Portland Timbers From a penalty shootout 4-2 after a 1-1 draw.
Then we leave you with a preview, schedule, possible alignment and other information about the meeting of both teams:
when? Sunday 27 February
What time does it start? 4:00 p.m. (Central Mexico and US time); 2:00 PM (US Pacific Time) and 5:00 PM (EST)
where? Karama Health Sports Park
TV broadcast: ESPN and ESPN Sports
Online Streaming: https://www.espn.com.mx/
Given the drought of titles that the California team has experienced in recent years, Mexican Javier Hernandez wants to put an end to it, and for this reason, in an interview, he admitted that the team should follow the lead of the team. Los Angeles ramsThe Lakers and the Dodgerswho have recently been kings in their own sports.
“He joked a lot with my teammates and between jokes, the truth comes out, as they say in my country, but now it’s our turn. It’s a very nice thing, they are setting a model for us and now it’s up to this as a beautiful sport as football is in this city.”Chicharito pointed out.
In addition, the youth team chivas He stressed that collective achievements are more important than individual achievements, as he will exchange his goals with a title with her galaxy.
“The goal is still the same, to show why I am in this league, why this organization put so much effort so that I can come and help get the sixth star. I am happy, so grateful for another chance to start another tournament like a professional player in this league. I was I will exchange a lot of goals for points, to be able to qualify for the qualifiers and lift the cup.”I finish.
New York City
hero MLS He is about to start his participation in the domestic league, but he also plays in CONCACAF Champions Leaguewhich does not matter to the Norwegian coach Ronnie Dillwho accepted that they are used to playing several games, so they have a positive mindset.
“We love to play. Last year, we played a game every three days and we are used to it. Now, in fact, it is boring to train a lot, so we keep playing. We are looking forward to the game on Sunday. In a way it was good to play here (Los Angeles) Because we don’t have to adjust to time zone and travel. On the other hand, we’ve been away for five weeks, it’s a long time away from family, but I think the guys are great in the way they handle everything.”expressed the European helmsman.
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Jonathan Bond; Derek Williams, Nick DeBoy, Julian Araujo, Kelvin Leerdam; Ryan Ravelloson, Marche Delgado, Douglas Costa, Victor Vazquez; Kevin Cabral and Javier Hernandez.
New York City (4-2-3-1): Shawn Johnson Alexander Callins, Maxime Chanute, Typhoon Gray, Thiago Martins; Alfredo Morales and Nicolas Acevedo; Maxi Morales, Santiago Rodriguez, Magno Sizes; Valentine Castellanos.
The galaxy It has been reinforced in several lines, but the last tournament cannot be left out of the worst defenses, so that will be the big question despite the local situation.
On the other hand, the New York City It was one of the best offenses, regardless of his fitness after participating in Concachampions Where he scored six goals in six matches, not forgetting that they have a killer striker like the Argentine Valentine Castellanos.
Against this background, the Chicharito She appears as a victim and can most likely fall in front of the current monarch of MLS.
Prediction: Galaxy 1-3 NYCFC
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