Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United FC: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Patrick Felts
Los Angeles Galaxy player Javier Hernandez set to feature on Sunday
Los Angeles Galaxy player Javier Hernandez set to feature on Sunday / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

The MLS regular season is coming to a close this weekend as teams look to secure the final few playoff spots.

While both Minnesota United and LA Galaxy currently sit within the top seven of the Western Conference table, a positive result for either could go a long way in securing a playoff advantage.

The Galaxy has more to play for as they sit in seventh place, while Minnesota United are comfortably in fifth.

Here’s what you need to know about the match...

What TV channel is LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United FC on?

When is kick off? Sunday, November 7th, 6:00 p.m. (ET)

Where is the match being played? Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California

What TV channel is it on? Fox Sports 1

LA Galaxy team news

Javier Hernandez, Jonathan dos Santos
Los Angeles Galaxy duo Javier Hernandez and Jonathan dos Santos are expected to play on Sunday / Shaun Clark/GettyImages

After a draw 1-1 on Monday against the Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy’s playoff hopes are still alive.

LA Galaxy are currently 7th place on the Western Conference table with 47 points, just one behind 5th and 6th place Minnesota United and Vancouver Whitecaps. 

With a win over Minnesota, LA Galaxy can clinch a playoff bid. A draw would require either draws or losses from both LAFC and Real Salt Lake in order to stay alive. A loss on Sunday, the Galaxy are out unless LAFC and Real Salt Lake both lose.

Minnesota United FC team news

Wil Trapp
Minnesota United FC player Wil Trapp set to feature on Sunday / Lyndsay Radnedge/ISI Photos/GettyImages

After a massive 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City, Minnesota United are in a more favorable position than the Galaxy. The Loons are 5th in the Western Conference, with 48 points, and can clinch a third consecutive playoff bid.

A win or draw against the Galaxy puts MNUFC back into the playoffs. Should they lose, there are several scenarios in which they can still make the postseason. If Vancouver loses and either Real Salt Lake or LAFC lose or draw, or both Real Salt Lake and LAFC lose and draw, Minnesota can still secure a spot.

Osvaldo Alonso is suspended for the match with LA Galaxy due to yellow card accumulation. 

Predicted lineups

LA Galaxy: Bond; Hamalainen, Williams, DePuy, Araujo; Raveloson, dos Santos, Alvarez, Vazquez; Cabral, Chicharito

Minnesota: Miller; Gasper, Boxall, Dibassy, Metanire; Dotson, Trapp, Fragapane, Reynoso; Lod, Hunou

LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United FC head to head record

Minnesota United have struggled with LA Galaxy since joining MLS in 2017. The Galaxy hold a 5-1-2 advantage over the Loons in the all-time series. This season, the teams have split the two previous meetings, with LA winning 1-0 in Minnesota on August 14th, and Minnesota winning 3-0 at home on September 18th.

LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United FC score prediction

While the teams split the season series, the third meeting is the most important for both sides. While both teams are currently in the playoff picture as it stands, a negative result for either side on Sunday could spell disaster. Tensions will be high in Southern California on Sunday, and both teams will fight tooth and nail to keep their seasons alive. The intensity will be as even as the season series to date, and the score could be as well.

Prediction: LA Galaxy 1-1 Minnesota United FC