Where: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
When: Saturday September 15th, 7:30pm PT
How to Watch: Youtube TV, UniMás 46 in Los Angeles viewing area; ESPN+ in the rest of the United States
Los Angeles Football Club comes off the international break in a good spot. They are 3rd in the west, only two points behind Sporting Kansas City and three points behind FC Dallas for top spot in the west.
Their last game was a 4-2 road victory over Toronto FC. And now they come up against an opponent they should be able to beat at home.
The New England Revolution were a bit of surprise early in the season.
Coming off a bad season with a new coach who had never been a head coach before in Brad Friedel, not much was expected of them.
The Revs started off the season well, and were in the thick of the playoff hunt.
Things have not been as good of late though, as they had a five-game winless streak, which they broke last game with a 1-0 win over New York City FC.
The Revs are now below the playoff line, and with a hard charging D.C. United team just ahead of them, the playoffs seem unlikely now at this point.
Still, the Revs will have some fight, and could grab a result if LAFC are not careful.
Their danger man this year has been Teal Bunbury, who is enjoying a career year up front. Also, Juan Agudelo is a player who has always flattered to deceive, but it is undeniable that he has talent, and can be dangerous on his night. Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe are also players to keep an eye on.
While the Revs’ attack can be potent at times, their defense is suspect, and the main reason they have had a rough streak of late.
With LAFC’s attacking prowess, and Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi rounding back in to form, LAFC could have another high scoring night.
On a personal note, this will be Lee Nguyen’s first game against his former club, and he has expressed how good it would feel to come out with a win in this game.
Prediction: LAFC 3, New England Revolution 1. LAFC get a win rather comfortably to keep pace at the top of the west.
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