The LA Galaxy host the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. The Galaxy is third in the conference table at 11-2-7 on 35 points with a goal difference of +1. LA was defeated at home by the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Tuesday. LA Galaxy's Rayan Raveloson scored the equalizer in the 34th minute, but the Galaxy gave up a goal in the 73rd minute to lose at home.
LA Galaxy has three wins, one draw and one loss in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored eight goals and conceded four. The Galaxy back line and goalkeeper have two clean sheets in their last four matches. Javier Hernandez is the leading goal scorer for Galaxy with 10 and Rayan Raveloson has scored five. Julian Araujo is the leader in assists four.
San Jose is ninth in the conference table at 5-8-7 on 23 points with a goal difference of -6. San Jose played to a 1-1 draw at home on Tuesday against Minnesota United. The Earthquakes were issued a red card in the first half but were able to salvage a draw at home. San Jose's only goal was an own-goal by Minnesota and the Earthquakes then gave up an equalizer in the 22nd minute but were able to hold on while short-handed the rest of the way.
San Jose has two wins and three draws in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored five goals and conceded two. The San Jose back line and goalkeeper have two clean sheets in the last five matches. Javier Lopez is the leading goal scorer for San Jose with five and Cade Cowell has scored four. Cristian Espinoza is the leader in assists with six.