The Western Conference’s top two meet in a blockbuster Friday night MLS clash not to be missed at Q2 Stadium.
Although, having said that, both actually suffered shock victories last weekend.
LAFC were beaten 2-1 at Californian rivals San Jose Earthquakes, despite Kwadwo Opoku’s neat equaliser.
Before this, the Black and Gold had won seven successive matches, dating back to their last defeat on 8 July.
Nevertheless, LAFC have already rubber stamped their post-season place, doing so with eight games to go, matching their own record set in 2019.
Here, Steve Cherundolo’s team will be looking to move one step closer to matching the class of 2019 by lifting the Supporters’ Shield.
Realistically, only one team in the west can prevent LAFC from being shield winners and that is Austin FC.
The Verde and Black were also beaten 2-1 on the road last time out, their defeat coming at Allianz Field against in-form Minnesota United.
Sebastián Driussi converted a penalty, meaning he has now contributed a goal in nine successive MLS matches, the longest streak in the league.
This defeat means Josh Wolff’s men remain nine points behind their visitors, needing to win this one to have any chances of claiming the shield.
Will there be a winner in Texas?