Pontius vs. Galaxy

Know Your Enemy: LA Galaxy

After a three-game homestand, the Union travel across the country to face LA Galaxy, the team's first trip to the City of Angels since 2015. Kick-off is at 10:30 p.m. ET on The Comcast Network.

Team: LA Galaxy
Venue: Stubhub Center
Kick-off: 10:30 p.m. ET (TCN)
2017 Record: 2-5-0, 1-3-0 at home, 10th in Western Conference
All-time Record vs. LA Galaxy: 1-6-2
Last Meeting: 2-2 draw at Talen Energy Stadium, May 11, 2016
Projected Starting XI (4-4-2): Clement Diop – Ashley Cole, Jelle Van Damme, Daniel Steres, Nathan Smith – Emmanuel Boateng, Jermaine Jones, Joao Pedro, Romain Alessandrini –Gyasi Zardes, Giovani dos Santos
Player to Watch: Romain Alessandrini

In his first season with LA Galaxy, Alessandrini has made an immediate impact with the club. Alessandrini leads the Galaxy with four goals and 10 total points in just seven games played. His 31 shots for the 2017 season is double the total of Giovani dos Santos, who ranks second on the team (14). So far this season, Alessandrini has only missed five minutes of play, being subbed out in the final minutes of the Galaxy's matches against FC Dallas in the season opener and Real Salt Lake. Alessandrini's goal streak was snapped against Seattle last week, so he'll be itching to find the scoresheet once again when the Union head to Los Angeles. He'll be the focal point of the Galaxy attack, and a player Union fans will want to watch all game. 

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