Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
When: Saturday, June 2nd, 5pm PT
How to Watch: YouTube TV and UniMás 46 in Los Angeles blackout region; ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
After a home draw against D.C. United it’s back on the road for Los Angeles Football Club, as they will square off against FC Dallas in Dallas (well, technically in Frisco). LAFC drew FC Dallas 1-1 back on May 5th at home.
Dallas is in better form then they were before that game though, coming off two road wins including a 3-2 win at the Galaxy earlier this week. They roared out to a 3-0 lead and then held on surviving a brace by Zlatan.
FC Dallas had a very impressive performance overall, though they did have Cristian Colman sent off at the end of the Galaxy game. His red card was rescinded on Friday, however, so he’ll be eligible to play LAFC.
Dallas is very tough at home, having gone 13 games in a row without a loss.
Mauro Diaz appears to be back at his best after spending the last season or so recovering from his Achilles injury.
Maxi Urruti is always dangerous as well, and he proved so in the game in May by scoring the equalizer for FC Dallas.
This will be an interesting game for LAFC, as it will be their first game missing the full complement international players likely heading off to the World Cup, most notably Carlos Vela and Laurent Ciman.
Ciman’s spot will be clearly missed this weekend, as Dejan Jakovic is suspended following his red card against D.C. United. Thankfully, Walker Zimmerman has returned to LAFC after playing for the USA last weekend against Bolivia.
In attack, this could be the first game we see major minutes for Adama Diomande or Lee Nguyen.
If LAFC win this game, it will be their 5th road win of the season. Only 5 teams last season had 5 road wins all season last year.
Prediction: 1-1. LAFC is unable to get the win but does grab a point on the road. Benny Feilhaber scores the goal for the good guys.
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