LA Galaxy predicted lineup vs Chicago Fire - MLS

  • LA Galaxy are fresh off two consecutive victories in MLS play
  • Greg Vanney could look to freshen up things in the middle of the park
  • The back four is likely to remain unchanged after the midweek victory over FC Dallas
LA Galaxy take on Chicago Fire
LA Galaxy take on Chicago Fire / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

LA Galaxy return to action this weekend to take on Chicago Fire at Soldier Field in Major League Soccer action.

The Galaxy have returned to winning ways after failing to claim victory in five-straight league matches with wins over Texan club Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas. Star midfielder Riqui Puig was on point in both matches, notching goals in back-to-back games to propel his team to much-needed wins.

LA head coach Greg Vanney typically sticks to his 4-3-3 setup that has brought the Galaxy some success in the 2024 MLS season. Vanney will likely stick to his guns once more this weekend as the Gs look to climb into first place with a win over Chicago and a little help from Austin FC in their match against Real Salt Lake.

Here's how the Galaxy could take the pitch vs the Fire.

LA Galaxy predicted lineup vs Chicago Fire ( 4-3-3 )

Puig leads the Galaxy midfield
Puig leads the Galaxy midfield / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

GK: John McCarthy - The experienced goalkeeper starts in between the sticks, looking to keep just his third clean sheet of the season.

RB: Miki Yamane - Yamane gets the nod at right-back and will hope to build off his solid outing vs Dallas.

CB: Maya Yoshida - He's coming off one of his strongest performances of 2024 despite picking up a yellow card in the process.

CB: Jalen Neal - The youngster continues to gain experience alongside the veteran Yoshida.

LB: Julian Aude - The 21-year-old holds down the fort at left-back, looking to combine with Puig and Fagundez down the left-hand side.

CM: Marco Delgado - Delgado keeps his place in Vanney's XI despite playing the full 90 Wednesday night.

CM: Gaston Brugman - The Galaxy's No. 5 returns to the lineup after being given a rest last time out.

CM: Riqui Puig - The star of the show and LA's creative spark will be eager to gets things going at Soldier Field.

RW: Gabriel Pec - Pec missed a penalty attempt vs Dallas and will look to rectify his mistake Saturday evening.

ST: Dejan Joveljic - Fresh off a double at the midweek, the Serbia international leads the line.

LW: Diego Fagundez - With Joseph Paintsil still out through injury, the former Austin FC figure takes up shop at left-wing.