Full time: Galaxy 1, LAFC 1. Not a great game but LAFC battle back for a point, and it’s worth taking some positives from that.
51st minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Perry Kitchen trips Carlos Vela and the Mexican buries the penalty to tie up the game. Game on!
Halftime: LAFC are losing 1-0, and that’s probably the best part of the first half for LAFC. They’re struggling so far in this game, we’ll see if they pull it out in the second half.
Quick aside: Taylor Twellman reported on the ESPN broadcast that Laurent Ciman was left out of the 18 because Bob Bradley deemed him “not focused” amid transfer rumors for the Belgian. You can read more here.
18th minute: Rolf Feltscher trucks Diego Rossi and gets just a yellow card. Rossi is irate but Feltscher stays on the field.
15th minute: Goal Galaxy. Zlatan with a nifty move to bring the ball down and flip it into the net. Danilo Silva tries to clear it, but VAR confirms the ball went over the line.
LAFC bring in Walker Zimmerman for Laurent Ciman, who isn’t even in the 18 tonight. Otherwise it’s the guys you expect:
The Galaxy play pretty much who you’d expect given their absences. Going for two d-mids in this one:
David Bingham; Rolf Feltscher, Jorgen Skjelvik, Dave Romney; Chris Pontius, Perry Kitchen, Servando Carrasco, Ashley Cole ©; Sebastian Lletget; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ola Kamara. https://t.co/2GhP9VhTP0— Adam Serrano (@AdamSerrano) August 25, 2018
Without going into the details, the two teams have played twice to date, with LAFC holding a 0-1-1 record against the local rivals, with the Galaxy coming back in each of the first two meetings to post results. LAFC can take a lead, but they haven’t held on for it so far.
Will this game be different? The teams are in somewhat contrasting form, LAFC coming off two wins last week, while the Galaxy were forced into a home draw against the Colorado Rapids before being blown away 5-0 to the Seattle Sounders last week. Are LAFC favorites? Haha, I’m not falling for that one, this is a rivalry game and in MLS. Let’s see how it goes!
How to watch LA Galaxy vs. LAFC:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 7:30 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 7:38 pm. You can watch the game on ESPN in the United States.
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