The LA Galaxy will look to maintain their perfect run in the latest phase of the 2020 MLS regular season, and the game doesn’t get much bigger than this, when they host LAFC at Dignity Health Sports Park Sunday night in El Trafico.
Times are good for the Galaxy, suddenly, as they’ve won three in a row, most recently a good-and-then-nervy 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers Wednesday in Portland. Truthfully, LA were lucky that one of the Timbers’ goals was called back for offside, but so it goes sometimes. The likes of Cristian Pavon and Sebastian Lletget are on fire, and another youngster’s star turn, this time by Efrain Alvarez, means the Homegrowns have suddenly started contributing in major ways as a growing collective.
LAFC have had a bumpier re-restart. Of course they were bad against the Galaxy a couple weeks ago, and they followed it up with a loss against the Seattle Sounders where the performance wasn’t much better. They did, however, get back on track Wednesday when they hosted the San Jose Earthquakes, who they blasted 5-1 at home. So which version of LAFC will turn up for this game? We’ll see.
Jonathan dos Santos is nearing a return to starting, while Chicharito has been ruled out by Guillermo Barros Schelotto for this game. For LAFC, Carlos Vela is out after the injury he suffered against the Galaxy last time out, and Eduard Atuesta remains out as well.
So, will the Galaxy make it two in a row over the noisy neighbors? Will LAFC cramp the Galaxy’s free-flowing style? Here’s an El Trafico where both teams will have spirits up, and it should be another cracker.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Thursday evening, LA are (+245) while LAFC are (-115). The odds of a draw are (+320), so the bookmakers still aren’t believing in the Galaxy, as they’ve put LAFC huge favorites, even at DHSP. We’ll see...
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LA and LAFC will be televised locally on Spectrum Sportsnet and YouTube TV, and nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch on FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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