LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/27/14
D.C. United (13-7-4) vs. LA Galaxy (11-5-7)
MLS: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Line: See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, CSN-Washington, TWCSN-LA
The LA Galaxy and D.C. United will meet on the soccer field Wednesday at the Stubhub Center. This is the only meeting between the two teams this season.
The LA Galaxy are currently fourth place in the Western Conference with an 11-5-7 record and have won four of their last six matches. The Galaxy are unbeaten in five of their last six games and are trying their best to make Landon Donovan’s last season a special one before he retires at the end of the year. The LA Galaxy are one of the more explosive offensive teams in the West, scoring 41 goals overall and led by Robbie Keane, who has 13 goals on the season and has four assists in his last three games. With Keane and Gyasi Zardes, the Galaxy are an aggressive offensive bunch that has several guys who can find the net with ease. The Galaxy are 7-0 with this season when scoring three or more goals.
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The D.C. United are the best team in the Eastern Conference with a 13-7-4 record. D.C. United has won four of its last six games and is coming off a 3-0 road victory over the Sporting KC, which marked the first time ever they won at Sporting Park. After that victory, D.C. United should be feeling really good about itself and have a new level of confidence heading into the home stretch of the season. Fabian Espindola leads D.C. United with nine goals, and he’s scored in each of his last two games. Espindola must continue to be aggressive in this match considering the Galaxy have more firepower and have out shot them this season with 133 shots on goal to 92. D.C. United has won its last eight matches when scoring two or more goals.
The LA Galaxy have won three of the last five meetings against D.C. United and have been lights out at home, scoring 23 goals and allowing just 13. Meanwhile, D.C. United has been terrific on the road, scoring 16 goals and allowing just one.
Something has to give.
With two of the better teams in MLS, I have to go with the goal advantage we’re getting in this matchup.