LAFC are fresh off a 5-1 pasting of the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday at home. Diego Rossi scored a brace and was named MLS Player of the Week for his performance, while Bradley Wright-Phillips, Jose Cifuentes and Danny Musovski scored for the black-and-gold, the latter two opening their MLS accounts in the process.
It was an important result, after losses to the Galaxy and Seattle Sounders in the third phase of this season putting them under some real pressure for the first time in a while. The Quakes win was just one game, and after the way the Galaxy worked LAFC in the last meeting between the teams, with LAFC totally limp in a 2-0 result that was honestly much worse, they really could use another big result in this game.
But the Galaxy can’t stop winning all of a sudden, as since they beat LAFC for their first win of the year, they’ve won their next two games, most recently a 3-2 decision against the Portland Timbers in Portland on Wednesday. Confidence is high around Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s men, and I think LAFC certainly can beat them but have their work cut out for them at the moment.
Hey, it’s an El Trafico — it’s always a big game. There still won’t be fans present in the stadium but you can count on both teams duking it out (maybe literally? Who knows) to get a result on the rival. Should be a good one.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Thursday evening, LAFC are (-115) while the Galaxy are (+245). The odds of a draw are (+320). I’m surprised the bookmaker has made LAFC such big favorites away from home, but hey, maybe they’ll show why they are.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Galaxy will be televised locally on YouTube TV, Spectrum Sportsnet nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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