Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have fired the Los Angeles outfit to victory in El Trafico but we think they could be made to work by their Liga MX opponents
The first match of the inaugural edition of the Leagues Cup sees LA Galaxy face Tijuana at Dignity Health Sports Park in the early hours of Wednesday.
This new competition sees four sides from MLS face four of the top teams from Mexico‘s Liga MX. The last time these two teams met was in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2014, with Los Xolos triumphing 4-3 on aggregate.
The Galaxy currently sit second in MLS’ Western Conference and come into the game off the back of a big win in their local derby with LAFC.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a stunning hat-trick in the El Trafico win over LAFC, yet with an MLS trip to Portland at the weekend it remains to be seen whether Barros starts the 37-year-old on Wednesday.
New signings Washington Camacho and Angel Sepulveda both scored on their debut in the Liga MX win over Puebla at the weekend and are pushing for a starting berth for Tijuana.
The Galaxy may sit second in the 12-team Western Conference, but only one side has scored fewer than