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El Trafico is back.

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Full time: LA 2, LAFC 0. Galaxy come through with their best game of the season. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap of the game.


54th minute: GOOOOOOOOO Galaxy! Sebastian Lletget with the easy score off Julian Araujo’s assist. Galaxy are rolling here.


Halftime: Galaxy lead 1-0. They were definitely the better team in the first half, but we know LAFC can adjust, so LA will need to be ready for another 45 minutes of grind.


26th minute: GOOOOOOOL Galaxy! Ethan Zubak opens his MLS account with a nifty goal right on the doorstep off of a set play. Galaxy take the lead, now they have to keep hold.


Lineups:

LA leave Jonathan dos Santos on the bench, he’ll likely be a substitute in this one. Ethan Zubak starts up top, and Giancarlo Gonzalez is on the bench.

LAFC bring back Carlos Vela:


It’s the re-restart of the 2020 MLS regular season, the weirdest season in history, as the LA Galaxy will drive up the 110 to take on LAFC Saturday afternoon in the latest edition of El Trafico at Banc of California Stadium.

The Galaxy have been off about a month, and a lot has happened in the meantime, including first-team training being shut down for a week due to a coronavirus outbreak on LA Galaxy II’s squad.

But the next six games are scheduled, and if there’s no outbreaks, maybe all the games will be played. First up, El Trafico, with LA desperately in need of a win with fewer games to play and no wins yet this year. There’s still time but not much room for error at this point.

Chicharito is likely out, with Guillermo Barros Schelotto saying he’s hopeful the Mexican striker will be back next week. Jonathan dos Santos will likely play some of the game after missing the Orlando tournament. New signing Yony Gonzalez was not in the United States as of Thursday so it is a safe bet he won’t be available for this game.

LAFC will be missing Eduard Atuesta, but Carlos Vela is back, and he may be rusty or pick back up where he left off six months ago, who’s to say.

The Galaxy have gotten worked in the last two El Traficos, but they played quite well for an hour or so in the last edition so they have to have hope they can improve and stay in the game for 90-plus minutes. It probably won’t be easy but again, this is a weird season and LA definitely know they can beat LAFC, now they just need to go out there and do it.

Odds:

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LA are (+525) while LAFC are (-250). The odds of a draw are (+430), so the bookmakers are making the Galaxy big, big underdogs coming in. There’s value on a bet on the G’s if they can, obviously, win this one.

How to Watch:

Saturday’s match between LA and LAFC will be televised nationally on Fox in the United States, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 3 pm PT with kickoff to follow.

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