LAFC make three changes, with Mohamed El-Munir making his first start for the club, Lee Nguyen back in midfield as well as Andre Horta with his second start.
FC Dallas, meanwhile, make several changes from Thursday’s loss:
In the first leg, LAFC handled a shorthanded FC Dallas by a tally of 2-0. Luchi Gonzalez’s side was unable to create attacking opportunities as Bob Bradley’s squad dominated possession in the final third, allowing the LAFC midfield to press up and constantly put the FC Dallas backline under pressure.
Carlos Vela provided the first goal of the match in the 39th minute, a precise assist played into the box by Eduard Atuesta leading to a left-footed strike past FC Dallas GK Jesse Gonzalez.
In the second half, Gonzalez’s side was able to adjust, leading to a more possession-based, efficient style of play. In the 83rd minute, however, a costly turnover by Dallas’ backline allowed Diego Rossi to score a tap-in via an Adama Diomande assist. In order for FC Dallas to earn a positive result on Sunday, the backline must play a near-perfect game as LAFC’s attack is quite frankly too potent.
In terms of injuries, LAFC midfielder Eduard Atuesta has been listed as “questionable” following a knee sprain suffered during Thursday’s match. FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal has been upgraded to “questionable” following his absence from Thursday’s match.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (+100), while listing FC Dallas as home underdogs (+260). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+260) (Via Westgate LV).
How to Watch:
This Sunday’s Western Conference match between LAFC and FC Dallas will be televised by YouTubeTV (LA) and Unimás (LA) starting at 4:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow. You can watch on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.