MLS 2019: DC United vs LA Galaxy - Tactical Analysis tactics

With Philidelphia Union and LAFC toping their respective conferences, both DC United and LA Galaxy were in search of three points heading into their weekend games. While LAFC’s claiming of the Supporters’ Shield looks inevitable, there is still much to play for in the MLS Eastern Conference.

The game, despite being dominated by LA Galaxy, ended in a 2-1 win for DC United. These vital points helped DC climb back into third in the East after both New York teams lost their respective games. LA Galaxy will kick themselves for not being clinical in this game, as three points would have seen them return to second place behind their hometown rivals. Find out exactly how this exciting matchup played out in this MLS tactical analysis.


LA Galaxy lined up in a predictable 4-2-3-1 with Zlatan Ibrahimović returning to the side after missing the side’s last game against Atlanta United. Diego Polenta, who also missed the loss to the defending champions through suspension, returned to the starting lineup.

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