Full time: Galaxy 3, LAFC 2. Not good enough for LAFC as they fall flat. Thanks for following along with us, we’ll have more content up soon.
97th minute: Goal LAFC! Carlos Vela scores his second of the night, but it seems it may be too little, too late, as it’s 3-2.
70th minute: Goal Galaxy. Zlatan scores his third of the night to make it 3-1. Yikes yikes yikes
56th minute: Goal Galaxy. Ibrahimovic gets his second goal of the night, heading in Diego Polenta’s cross to make it 2-1.
Halftime: All square at 1-1. LAFC aren’t playing great, to be honest, but they’re still in it. What will the next 45 bring? Stay tuned!
8th minute: Goal Galaxy. Zlatan Ibrahimovic torches two LAFC defenders then blasts it past Tyler Miller. We’ve got a game on our hands.
3rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela draws a penalty on David Bingham and coolly converts the spot kick to give LAFC the lead. Up 1-0 here!
LAFC roll out the big guns, as expected, with the main surprise being Tristan Blackmon at right back (although he’s been playing well).
The Galaxy are playing most of their regulars, too, with two surprises: Julian Araujo (normally a full back) is listed as an attacking winger, and Diego Polenta (usually a center back) is listed at left back.
LAFC are coming off an impressive 3-1 victory on the road against the Houston Dynamo. After conceding an early goal, Bob Bradley’s rotational squad showed resilience, putting together an inspiring come-back performance. As a result of using a mixed squad against Houston, LAFC will be able to put forth a strong, well-rested starting XI vs. the Galaxy.
On the other hand, the Galaxy were shellacked at home this past weekend by the San Jose Earthquakes. In similar fashion to the Dynamo’s performance vs. LAFC, the Galaxy scored an early goal but proceeded to allow three unanswered to the Quakes.
The lack of cohesion throughout the Galaxy backline has been a concern for Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s squad thus far this season. If the backline remains in current form, the match could get out of hand rather quickly.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (-135), while listing the LA Galaxy as home underdogs (+335). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+290) (Via Westgate LV).
How to Watch:
This Friday’s Angeleno clash between LAFC and the LA Galaxy will be televised by ESPN starting at 7:00 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.