The only time these two teams have met, Rochester came out with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. That game was also on the main field at the StubHub Center back in June.
The Rhinos had just lost to then win-less Pittsburgh Riverhounds before pulling off the upset over Los Dos on June 11. Bob Lilley will look to follow the same general gameplan in this match; capitalize on chances generated from counterattacks and defend as a unit.
LA Galaxy II will undoubtedly have attacking options (Jack McBean, Chandler Hoffman, Charlie Rugg, Bradford Jamieson IV) but are also vulnerable in the back. Los Dos scored 54 goals, second only to Orlando's 56, but also conceded the second-most goals among the teams in the playoffs.
Rochester Rhinos starting lineup:
John McCarthy; Onua Obasi, Kyle Hoffer, Babacar Diallo, Pat McMahon; Tony Walls, Alec Sundly, Tyler Rosenlund; Johnny Mendoza, Alex Dixon, JC Banks
Subs: Luis Soffner, Pat Slogic, Lance Rozeboom, Donnie Smith, Minh Vu, Levi Houapeu, Colin Rolfe
LA Galaxy II starting lineup:
Brian Perk; Rafael Garcia, Daniel Steres, Bradley Diallo, Jason Bli; Bradford Jamieson IV, Dragan Stojkov, Andre Auras, Jaime Villarreal; Charlie Rugg, Chandler Hoffman
Cody Laurendi, Jack McBean, Alejandro Covarrubioas, Travis Bowen, Eliljah Martin, Joe Franco, Lee Nishanian