Los Angeles FC – Los Angeles Galaxy: Vulnerability In Transition Costs Los Angeles FC A Win Over City Rivals (3-3)

LA Galaxy scored the first goal of the match after just two minutes. Although Los Angeles FC equalized about ten minutes later, the guests were clinical on the counterattack twice, to achieve a two-goal lead, with just a quarter of an hour played. After that, LAFC dominated possession, yet needed a few adjustments in the second half to turn the game level again. Neither team was able to set the lucky punch though, leaving this match between rivals without a winner. 

Tactical analysis and match report by Jonas G.

Just one month passed since the last ‘El Tráfico, the derbyof the two Los Angeles based teams in the MLS. Galaxy won that game 3-2, thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimović hattrick, but things have gone pretty different for both teams since then. Galaxy went on to lose three straight games after the win against the rival, and have won just one game before this match. League leader Los Angeles FC however got back to winning ways and did not drop a point since the last meeting.

Both coaches were able to field their best starting elevens,as the hosts set up in a 4-3-3 formation. Mark-Anthony Kaye and Eduard Atuesta were positioned deeper than holding midfielderr Latif Blessing, who looked for spaces between the midfield and defensive line of LA Galaxy. The front three featured Diego Rossi, Adama Diomande and MLS top-scorer Carlos Vela. 

Guillermo Schelotto’s men played in a 4-2-3-1 setup, with star-player Zlatan Ibrahimovi . . .

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