Our prediction for this MLS match:
There will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC and LA Galaxy face each other in the local derby at Banc of California Stadium. Los Angeles FC are determined to win the MLS Cup, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to go all the way in the Major League Soccer this term. The hosts head into the Los Angeles derby following a 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers, and the good news for boss Bob Bradley is that the likes of Cifuentes, Palacios, and Rodriguez return from international duty. However, key attacker Carlos Vela is unlikely to recover in time to face LA Galaxy.
The visitors, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Vancouver, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their dreadful losing run in MLS. Los Angeles Galaxy are high on spirits ahead of the local derby, and seeing that they defeated Los Angeles FC in the previous two meetings between the two clubs, away win should be considered. Jonathan dos Santos and Rolf Feltscher return from international duty for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Andy Najar):
Andy Najar is a Honduras footballer who plays for both Anderlecht and the Honduras national team. Najar is a product of D.C. United’s youth academy and it has to be noted that he was named in the USSF Development Academy starting XI in 2009. The Honduras player made his senior debut for D.C. United on March 27, 2010 in a game against Kansas City Wizards.
Andy Najar scored his first professional goal one month later in a match against Dallas. Najar impressed in the 2010 MLS season and, as a result, he received the Rookie of the Year award. Speaking of his international career, Andy Najar made his Honduras debut on September 3, 2011, coming as a substitute in a friendly game against Colombia.
The right-footed winger (full-back) represented Honduras at the 2012 Olympics and he scored his first goal for los Catrachos against Costa Rica in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout stages. Andy Najar was born on March 16, 1993 in Choluteca.
Highlighted Team (Los Angeles Galaxy):
Los Angeles Galaxy are probably the most famous American soccer club. The club have been participating in the MLS since 1996 and San Jose Earthquakes are considered their bitterest rivals. A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past, but, no doubt, David Beckham is the club’s most significant star. The former Manchester United star played for LA Galaxy from 2007 to 2012 and he scored 18 goals in 98 appearances in the league for the club.
Fellow England international Steven Gerrard is yet another Premier League ace who joined LA Galaxy. Stevie G signed a $9 million deal with the club in June, 2015. One year before he arrived to Los Angeles, the Galaxy won their fifth MLS Cup, with the team beating New England Revolution (2-1) in the final of the tournament, but winning the CONCACAF Champions League in 2000 is considered the club’s biggest success. The MLS outfit outplayed Olimpia of Honduras in the title game, with Ezra Hendrickson scoring the winning goal ten minutes before the final whistle.
Los Angeles Galaxy play their home games at StubHub Center, the stadium that was opened on June 1, 2003. The capacity of the venue is 27.000.