It's home game No. 2 at Allianz Field and there's big lineup changes for a MNUFC team missing two suspended players and stinging from Friday's 4-3 loss at Toronto.
United will play without suspended Francisco Calvo and Jan Gregus, but have center back Ike Opara and midfielder Miguel Ibarra back from injury and available tonight.
Opara returns to the starting lineup while Ibarra is a sub in a lineup United coach Adrian Heath has shaken up, partly because of necessity, partly because of Friday's loss in which his team came undone late.
Veteran midfielder Kevin Molino moves into his first start since he injured his knee early last season. So do defender Eric Miller and forward Abu Danladi.
Defender Michael Boxall, who let a ball bounce in front of him leading to Toronto's winning goal Friday, becomes a sub as does Ethan Finlay and both Ibarras (Miguel and Romario).
It's also the first great summer night of the season already with MNUFC meeting a L.A. Galaxy team that hasn't lost since before it beat United in L.A. March 16.
Galaxy has won five consecutively and with a victory tonight it's have its longest regular-season winning streak since 1998.
L.A. has played five of its first seven games at home and its only loss in a 6-1 start is a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas in the season's second week.
Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn't play in that 3-2 L.A. victory, but in the five games he has played this season he has seven goals and an assist.
At 37, he seemingly never ages.
"It's just his sheer presence and his personality have been his greatest strengths and that doesn’t go," Heath said. "He’s still 6-5 or whatever he is. We know if they get quality balls in the box, he’s a handful to deal with. We have to be ready for him. We have to be ready to stop the surges that go into him, get bodies around him when he does get it down because he’s so big. He’s one of the few guys who can actually control it on his chest in the box when there’s two and three bodies around him. We’ve spoken about that."
Here's the United lineup with Calvo and Gregus:
9 Angelo Rodriguez
20 Rasmus Schuller 25 Darwin Quintero 99 Abu Danladi
6 Ozzie Alonso 7 Kevin Molino
4 Eric Miller, 14 Brent Kallman 3 Ike Opara 20 Romain Metanire
1 Vito Mannone