A potentially pivotal rearranged California Clásico for LA Galaxy as they bid to sneak into the play-offs.
Last weekend, Greg Vanney’s team ended their four-match winless streak by hammering Colorado Rapids 4-1 in Carson.
Gastón Brugman bagging a brace, while Raheem Edwards and Javier Hernández were also on target at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Douglas Costa’s red card at 4-0 up that means he’ll be suspended for this weekend’s derby game.
This victory saw the Galaxy climb into the play-off spots, above Real Salt Lake on goal difference, with those two meeting in LA next weekend.
Before then, the Galaxy have this game in hand, needing to take full advantage.
San Jose Earthquakes meanwhile are mathematically out of play-off contention, but would love to derail their biggest rival’s hopes.
Alex Covelo’s team held FC Dallas to a 1-1 draw last weekend, Jeremy Ebobisse converting a penalty, but remain bottom of the Western Conference.
Despite their lowly position, 50,000+ supporters will be packed into Stanford Stadium, most of which will be cheering on San Jose.
So, will the Quakes claim a memorable Cali Clásico win to conclude an otherwise forgettable season?