Up next for the Galaxy: Saturday at Montreal

Gyasi Zardes, shown heading a ball during a World Cup qualifier against Guatemala, has been called back up to the men's national team.
(Jamie Sabau / Getty Images)


When: Saturday, 5 p.m. PDT.

Where: Saputo Stadium.

On the air: TV: TWC, TWC Deportes Radio: 1330 (Spanish).


Records: Galaxy 5-1-5, Montreal 4-4-4.

Record vs. Montreal: First meeting in 2016; 1-0-3 lifetime.

Update: International duty will leave both teams short three players but that’s likely to hurt the Galaxy more because their missing players include team captain Robbie Keane and forward Gyasi Zardes, who have combined for eight of the team’s league-leading 25 goals. The Galaxy will also be without midfielder Baggio Husidic while Montreal is missing Belgian defender Laurent Ciman, Cameroonian defender Ambroise Oyongo and Costa Rican midfielder Johan Venegas. For the Galaxy, that leaves the offensive focus on Giovani dos Santos and Mike Magee. Dos Santos, the team’s scoring leader, has five goals and five assists in his last six games while Magee, one of eight Galaxy players on the MLS All-Star ballot, has two goals and two assists over his last five games. Despite their a league-best nine-game unbeaten streak, the Galaxy played to draws in three of their last four games and haven’t won on the road in six weeks. Montreal, meanwhile, is winless in its last six games hasn’t won anywhere since April 16.


Twitter: @kbaxter11