Full time: LAFC 3, Galaxy 3. LAFC claw their way back into the game, but have to settle for the draw. Have to wait another year for a win in the rivalry, but they get a point, and that’s decent. Thanks for following, we’ll have more coverage from the game.
61st minute: Vela is off. The captain suffers a hamstring injury and after trying to continue he’s brought off against his wishes, yelling at Bob Bradley in disagreement. Brian Rodriguez replaces him for his debut, Wow.
53rd minute: GOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela with the equalizer and he’s pumped! Tie game!
Halftime: LAFC down 3-2. 45 minutes to grind back level, but they’ve got to lock it down in the back, too. The best news is they aren’t out of it yet, despite playing terribly.
45+1st minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Blessing gets his second on a broken play, picking up the deflected pass and beating Bingham on the dribble. LAFC now one goal down.
16th minute: Goal Galaxy. Now Pavon gets a goal, It’s 3-1 Galaxy just like that.
15th minute: Goal Galaxy. Zlatan gets a ball over the top, dribbles Miller and scores. 2-1 Galaxy
12th minute: LAFC GOOOOOOOOOOL! Steven Beitashour with a looping cross, Diego Rossi heads towards goal and Latif Blessing pushes it over the line. Tie game!
2nd minute: Galaxy goal. Cristian Pavon sets up Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has acres of space to calmly slot it past Tyler Miller. Early deficit for the black-and-gold.
LAFC goes with the usual suspects in their starting XI:
The Galaxy also play a strong lineup:
This matchup, headlined by MLS MVP candidates Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has proven to be one of the best in the league as it has produced some amazing moments thus far.
Currently, LAFC remains atop the Western Conference with a total of 61 points after 26 matches played. The Galaxy have also played 26 matches, yet they trail LAFC by 20 points.
In order for Bob Bradley’s squad to come out with a win, the backline must improve upon previous performances against the Galaxy. Communication throughout the defense will be key in order to suppress the Galaxy attack led by Zlatan and newly acquired winger, Cristian Pavón.
Bookmakers currently favors LAFC at (-265), while listing the Galaxy as considerable road underdogs (+550). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+450) (Via Bovada).
How to Watch:
Sunday’s tilt between LAFC and the Galaxy will be televised by FS1 starting at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.