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MLS releases El Tráfico: Birth of a Rivalry

Do you believe in zLAtan?

Los Angeles FC v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

We’re less than 48 hours away from the much-anticipated Round 2 of El Trafico, and if the following clip is any indication neither the LA Galaxy nor Los Angeles Football Club have forgotten much about the historic first meeting between the two clubs.

It’s the sheepish grin that Sebastian Lletget can’t hide from his face, or the deadpanned expression of Benny Feilhaber taking responsibility for the turnover which led to LA’s first tally that sparked the comeback. In fact hardly anyone in the clip can manage to fully suppress their emotions, Bob Bradley included.

When pressed, the LAFC manager could only explain, “Look its football. The sun, the moon and Zlatan were all lined perfectly for the Galaxy, and on the day that made the difference”. Galaxy President Chris Klein admitted playing Zlatan Ibrahimovic days after stepping off a plane was “Insane”.

As Lletget said, “You just had to be there”.