7 p.m. vs. L.A. Galaxy • Allanz Field • FSN Plus, 1500-AM
Opara, Ibarra ready to return
Preview: United is without suspended MF Jan Gregus and D Francisco Calvo, but coach Adrian Heath called D Ike Opara (facial) and MF Miguel Ibarra (hamstring) available after each missed Friday’s 4-3 loss at Toronto. F Abu Danladi is available to play all 90 minutes and MF Kevin Molino is ready for a bigger role, too, after he made a brief season debut on Friday. “We have a few alternatives for the situation we’ve got,” Heath said. The 7-1 Galaxy’s five-game winning streak start with a 3-2 victory over United on March 16. It has played a home-heavy schedule so far, compared to 3-3-1 United’s six road games. Galaxy is 1-1 on the road and has allowed just one goal in its last three games.United has scored in nine consecutive games. Color Heath impressed. “They have a new intensity and new drive they certainly didn’t have last year,” he said. “That’s probably why they made the changes there has been.”… MNUFC’s Darwin Quintero and Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic have each scored four penalty kicks, tying them for the league lead. Ibrahmovic’s seven goals in second in MLS — three behind LAFC’s Carlos Vela — and he leads the league with three game-winning goals. … This is the United’s first midweek game.
Injuries: United D Chase Gasper (hamstring) has been upgraded to questionable, but might not be ready until Sunday’s game against D.C. United. Galaxy MF Perry Kitchen (foot) and D Rolf Feltscher (groin) are listed as out and M Romain Alessandrini is questionable.