After a thrilling victory in el Tráfico, the Supporters’ Shield winners are now just two wins away from lifting MLS Cup for the very first time.
Last Thursday night, Los Angeles’ two rivals went head-to-head, with LAFC hosting the Galaxy.
Denis Bouanga twice fired the Black and Gold in front, only for the visitors to equaliser both times.
However, in the 93rd minute, Chicho Arango pounced on a goalkeeping error, smashing home a last-gasp winner.
This means LAFC are through to the Conference Finals for just the second time, beaten by Seattle at this juncture in 2019.
So, can Steve Cherundolo lead his team into their maiden MLS Cup appearance?
Austin FC meanwhile came from 2-0 down to oust Real Salt Lake on penalties in round one.
Then, last weekend, the Verde and Black, just, saw off Texas rivals FC Dallas, prevailing 2-1 at Q2 Stadium.
Moussa Djitté's volley and then Sebastián Driussi’s trademark finish had Austin in control but, by the end, they were hanging on.
Josh Woff’s team finished second in the west, thereby qualifying for the post-season for the very first time.
They ended up 11 points behind LAFC, but beat them both home and away, winning 2-1 in May and 4-1 in August.
Who will prevail at Banc of California Stadium, thereby representing the west in next Saturday’s MLS Cup?