LA Galaxy could use a victory in Twin City

Wednesday night's game could thwart Galaxy up or down in the Western Conference Standings
Los Angeles FC v Minnesota United FC
Los Angeles FC v Minnesota United FC / Jeremy Olson/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Following their 2-2 FT against Real Salt Lake, the LA Galaxy find themselves facing the other team above them in the MLS Western Conference: Minnesota FC United.

Wednesday night's contest in St. Paul could help keep LA at the top of the standings. As well, if they lose, the Galaxy could find themselves in the middle of the playoff hopefuls.

While Minnesota is tied with 20 points, they also have played two fewer games than the Galaxy. Just two points behind the Galaxy are a trio of solid squads in Vancouver, LAFC, and Colorado. Houston is also just another point away from them.

The importance of another win (or tie) for the Galaxy

Though there is still plenty of season left, the Galaxy would benefit from a road victory against Minnesota. While both these teams have only lost one game in their last five, Minnesota has won their last three in a row. They are on a winning streak while only allowing an average of one goal a game in those contests.

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As we know, the LA Galaxy can score and score in bunches. They put two of their shots in the back of their opponent's net in the second half, including Miguel Berry's score beyond the 90th minute of play. It was the forward's first goal of the season.

Gabriel Pec also netted his third goal of the year last weekend. His shot went in in the 54th minute of the game, answering the pair of first-half goals from Cristian Arango of Real Salt Lake.

The Galaxy's next opponent, Minnesota, has only allowed 11 goals in 10 games on the season. Their offense has recorded 17 of them. Thus, another big game from the Galaxy defense and the keeper, John McCarthy, himself is called upon.

The same second-half resiliency the Galaxy mustered last contest is needed Wednesday night. LA has playoff ambitions and title aspirations, again.