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LA Galaxy LAFC match preview: What to watch, projected starting 11 and TV schedule

Can the Galaxy remain undefeated vs. their city rivals?

On one side of the city lies the LA Galaxy, a team eager to break out of a dip in form capped by a morale-sapping loss to their Nor Cal rivals. On the other is Los Angeles Football Club, an attacking juggernaut desperate to win their first game in the series.

Friday is El Trafico IV. (7 PT, ESPN)

What to watch

If you’re Guillermo Barros Schelotto and you know your squad has trouble transitioning in attack and pressing the opposition, how do you counter a team in LAFC who excel at both? Some of the Galaxy’s best moments this year have come on the road with LA lined up in a defensive posture and choosing their moments to attack.

GBS may do well to adopt a similar approach on Friday.

Zlatan. The big Swede stepped up in historic fashion when these teams met for the first time last March, and he may need to do so again if LA are to remain undefeated vs. their rivals.

What weaknesses do LAFC have that the Galaxy can exploit in the attack? To get an idea of what GBS’ squad are in for, we spoke with the experts at Angels on Parade.

How to watch

Date/Time Friday July 19th 7:00 PT
Venue Dignity Health Sports Park

match officials

Referee Jair Marrufo
ARs Frank Anderson, Ian B. Anderson 4th official Michael Radchuk
VAR Kevin Stott