Our prediction for this MLS match:
There will be fireworks when Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC face each other in the local derby on Sunday morning. Following back-to-back wins over Inter Miami and New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Seattle Sounders in their last league match. Javier Hernandez Chicharito failed to extend his goalscoring run, but, no doubt, the Mexico international will pose a big threat to Los Angeles FC defenders in Sunday’s clash.
The visitors, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Houston Dynamo. Los Angeles FC continue life without injured star Carlos Vela, and his absence is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Greg Vanney’s charges this time out. In the previous meeting between the two local rivals at Dignity Health Sports Park Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Los Angeles FC 3-0.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan dos Santos):
While playing at a youth tournament in France, Jonathan Dos Santos was spotted by FC Barcelona scouts, who were delighted with what they saw. The Barca chiefs decided to bring Jonathan and his brother Giovani to La Masia, with both passing the trial.
The Mexican midfielder, who was born in Monterrey on April 26, 1990, scored 6 goals in 81 appearances for Barcelona B from 2009 to 2012, but he played no more than 14 games for the senior team in the Spanish top flight. On July 9, 2014 Jonathan dos Santos moved to Villareal and he scored his first La Liga goal in December against Deportivo La Coruna.
The Mexico international played an important role at Villarreal until 2017 when he decided to sign a contract with MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy. The biggest success of his career, though, is winning the UEFA Champions League title in the 2010/2011 season with Barca. Unlike his brother, Jonathan’s preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.