For months, Angelenos across LA had the inaugural match up between the LA Galaxy and LAFC circled on their calendars. That was a big deal.
Then, LAFC came out the gates with a win in Seattle and a blowout in Utah, showing right away Bob Bradley’s side are for real.
Then, the Galaxy turned heads worldwide by signing Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and with his debut scheduled for the opening LA derby, the hype grew a few notches.
Then, the week of the game came and “El Trafico” was born. Suddenly this game was the talk of the town.
Then, LAFC showed up and slapped the standard bearers of the league around for an hour, slamming the brakes on a happy ending for the home team.
Then, Zlatan made his debut, and the rest is history.
Now, get yourself some popcorn, settle down, have a light beverage and watch both of Zlatan’s glorious finishes.