LA Galaxy vs Tijuana : First team stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jonathan dos Santos highlight the squad that Head Coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto included for the match against the Liga MX side on Tuesday (8 pm PT/ESPN). Also included on the squad are several LA Galaxy II players including Nick DePuy, Kai Koreniuk, and Don Tchilao.
The LA Galaxy released their 23-man roster for their Leagues Cup match against Club Tijuana on Monday. Once upon a time MLS, the Canadian soccer association and Mexico’s Liga MX got together and staged a highly forgettable eight-team midseason tournament called the SuperLiga.
Interest and attendance waned quickly after the opening kickoff and the event lasted just four years before fading into oblivion in 2010. Now it’s back under a different name, with the Leagues Cup debuting Tuesday when the Galaxy play host to the Xolos of Tijuana at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Chicago Fire will meet Cruz Azul in Tuesday’s other quarterfinal with Club America playing at the Houston Dynamo and Tigres UANL visiting Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.
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For this tournament, CONCACAF appoints the arbitrators. This will be the turn of Said Martinez (Honduras) to be the central referee.
He promised he would perform in El Trafico on Friday, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivered, scoring a hat trick as the LA Galaxy defeated LAFC 3-2 at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The game, the fourth all-time between the Los Angeles teams, maintains LA’s unbeaten run (2-0-2) against their new neighbors. The teams will play again on Aug. 25, at Banc of California Stadium.
The game started off with a bang. Carlos Vela drew a penalty from David Bingham in the opening minutes, and converted the spot kick himself in the 4th minute. But Zlatan Ibrahimovic had an answer himself, as he played a sombrero on two LAFC defenders, then blasted home a lob to beat Tyler Miller in the 8th minute to make it 1-1.