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Los Angeles FC vs Los Angeles Galaxy

October 21, 2022

3:00 am GMT+1

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Match preview

It doesn’t get much bigger than this in MLS: an El Tráfico, with a place in the Conference Finals on the line.

Since their first encounter in March 2018, the 16 meetings between these two have produced a staggering 70 goals, that’s 4.4 per match.

So, expect excitement as this rivalry resumes; LAFC’s 5-3 win in 2019 remains the joint-highest scoring play-off match of all time.

This mouthwatering tie was confirmed on Saturday night, after LA Galaxy won their first round tie against Nashville.

Julián Araujo’s header on the hour mark, getting on the end of Samuel Grandsir’s cross, enough to see LA win a first home post-season match since 2016.

Greg Vanney’s team finished fourth in the west, 17 points below their city rivals but, having already beaten them twice this season, will believe an upset is possible.

Nevertheless, LAFC are big favourites to advance, given that they’ve never lost an el Tráfico at home with fans present.

Ten days ago, Steve Cherundolo’s team hoisted aloft the Supporters’ Shield, the club’s second shield in four seasons.

Despite this, the Black and Gold’s post-season record is underwhelming, winning just one of four ties, this that aforementioned win over the Galaxy.

Also, just three of the last 19 Supporters’ Shield winners have gone on to collect MLS Cup: Columbus (2008), Galaxy (2011) and Toronto (2017).

Will it be the home side who advance at Banc of California Stadium, or can LA Galaxy pull off a big upset?

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