The El Trafico is all set to take place in the western conference semi-finals of Major League Soccer (MLS) at Banc of California stadium. Los Angeles FC was on top of the points table with 21 wins, nine draws and four defeats.
Whereas, LA Galaxy had recorded 16 wins, three draws and 15 defeats and occupy the fifth spot in the table
Not only will the fans be anticipating a high octane game, but it’s the Zlatan-Vela confrontation which they would be anticipating the most.
Date- Friday, October 25 | Kick-Off- 8:00 AM (IST) | Venue- Banc of California Stadium
Javi Perez, Josh Perez and Danilo Silva remain on the sidelines due to injury. Meanwhile, Walker Zimmerman and Mark-Anthony Kaye are in doubt of making it to the team as they sustained injuries during the international break.
Miller is expected to keep between the sticks, whereas Harvey, Segura, Beitashour and Blackmon should form the back four. Nguyen, Atuesta and Blessing could fill in the midfield, while, Rodriguez, Rossi and Vela be in charge of the attack.
Romain Alessandrini seems to be the only player from Galaxy who’s doubtful for the playoff game. Guillermo Barros Schelotto will be entitled to play his strongest eleven. Bingham should be put in charge of goal, while Gonzalez, Steres, Polenta and Romney form the defensive back four. Santos and Kitchen would be the two holding midfielders. Pavon, Lletget and Antuna would be the players filling in attacking midfield. Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be in charge of the attack.
LAFC- Miller, Harvey, Segura, Beitashour, Blackmoon; Nguyen, Atuesta, Blessing; Rodriguez, Vela, Rossi
LA Galaxy- Bingham; Romney, Polenta, Steres, Gonzalez; Santos, Kitchen, Pavon, Lletget, Antuna; Ibrahimovic
In the last five meetings between the two sides, it’s LA Galaxy who’s got the edge with two wins. Whereas, three games have ended on level terms during that period.
LAFC has scored three or more goals in eight of their last 10 home games in the MLS.
LA Galaxy has scored two or more goals in their last six games in the MLS.
All eyes will be on Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for this encounter. Both sets of players have been heavily amongst the goals this season and have had a war of words in the past.
Carlos Vela has scored 34 goals and has 10 assists in 31 appearances for LAFC. Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 30 goals and 7 assists in 30 games for LA Galaxy.
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