It's no secret. The LA Galaxy are a very good team. They were the #FirstToFive MLS Cups and they have many current & future All-Stars on their roster. The Galaxy will visit Red Bull Arena on Sunday 4/26 at 5:00pm. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN2 as the start of the Soccer Sunday tripleheader.
Now let's see who are the main threats to RBNY's unbeaten record this week:
Jaime Penedo (GK, 22 points; 360 MP, 1 clean sheet): Penedo's numbers seem average overall, but he has played two ridiculous games back-to-back already this season. He posted high save totals against Vancouver (7) and Seattle (10). The only reason he doesn't have an additional 270 minutes under his belt is because he is the starting keeper for the Panama national team.
Omar Gonzalez (DEF, 48 points; 553 MP, 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 clean sheets): Gonzalez is only 1 point shy of scoring the most points in MLS this season (Benny Feilhaber has 49). The 6'5 defenseman is a beast on crosses and set pieces, so BWP could have an issue getting and maintaining possession on Sunday.
Vitor Gomes Pereira Junior aka Juninho (MID, 33 points; 630 MP, 2 assists): The entire Galaxy midfield has only scored 2 goals in their first 7 games, so they can be seen as the playmakers. Juninho fits that mold as he has played every minute for his team, but has only 2 assists to show for it. He and his teammates are going to continue to be a threat to opposing midfields.
Galaxy forwards: Most likely only two of them will play at a time, but RB fans will have to know about all three of them since they have scored 5 of the team's 8 goals.
Alan Gordon (21 points; 342 MP, 2 goals) has appeared in every game, but mostly as a substitute. He's been getting full matches since Keane has been injured and has shown he's always dangerous. Robbie Keane (18 points; 360 MP, 2 goals) has been scoring at a pace of once every other game. He was expected to appear for the Sporting Kansas City game, but was held out with his groin injury. He could be ready for RBNY. Lastly, USMNT striker Gyasi Zardes (15 points; 472 MP, 1 goal) still has not found his 2014 form, and let's hope he doesn't this weekend either.