The addition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not helped as much as the executives would have thought when they signed him. The Galaxy might be coming off a win, but the truth is that the team has yet to find their identity. They will now return home after three consecutive matches on the road, where they will play host to San Jose Earthquakes on Friday.
San Jose Earthquakes (2-6-3) were humiliated by DC United at home last week, where they were destroyed by a harsh 3-1. They had already conceded three goals by the 37th minute, and all they could do was score once at the 43rd. Their defense has been a joke all season, having failed to keep a single clean sheet, while conceding multiple goals in eight matches so far. They are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Western Conference with 9 points, four points behind the LA Galaxy.
LA Galaxy (4-6-1) are caught up in a really weird situation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The team was coming off four consecutive losses before defeating Montreal by 1-0 on the road last week. However, Zlatan was actually sent off at the 41st minute of that match, but it was the Galaxy who scored the winning goal at the 75th minute. The Galaxy are struggling to find chemistry so far in the season and are now sitting at the 7th spot of the Western Conference with 13 points. They have failed to keep a single clean sheet at home (2-3-0), conceding twice in each of their last four.