Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy for the Major League Soccer championship match on Monday at Banc of California Stadium.
Over the weekend of derbies in the United States, Los Angeles and LA Galaxy face off on a new MLS round.
Los Angeles is the leader of its conference, ranking first on the table with 61 points. They secured their presence in the next phase of football in the United States, which will be when the MLS playoffs are played.
Carlos Vela is the most crucial player in the team and is, for now, the best scorer in MLS with 26 goals so far this season. The Mexican said his team will score three or four goals in this match, so expectations on the offensive are high.
They arrive with a favourable run of five straight wins. Los Angeles also has statistics in its favour. They are the best MLS team to score, with 71 goals and even the team with the least goals suffered in the season, as they have only 25.
LA Galaxy is in the fifth position of the table, and the difference with its rival in this game is 20 points.
The eyes are always focused on the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has scored 20 times this season in MLS. He is the third top scorer of the season, behind Carlos Vela and Josef Martínez of Atlanta United.
LA Galaxy has not lost in their last two MLS games after beating Dallas 2-0 and a 2-2 draw at Seattle Sounders last weekend.
Last season, with the arrival of Los Angeles in MLS, they met four times. LA Galaxy at the time showed its superiority to the city’s rival by winning two games and drawing the other two. But that must change.