Match Preview: LA Galaxy at LAFC | September 16, 2023 

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With eight games remaining in the 2023 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy next travel to face LAFC at BMO Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 16 (7:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass on Apple TVLA Galaxy RadioLA Galaxy Spanish Radio).

Saturday’s match between the LA Galaxy and LAFC marks the 21st edition across all competitions of El Tráfico, with the Galaxy leading the all-time series 9-6-5. In three meetings across all competitions during the 2023 campaign, the Galaxy hold a 2-1-0 record against LAFC. In the last meeting between the two clubs, the Galaxy earned a 2-1 win over LAFC before a new MLS single-match standalone attendance record of 82,110 fans at Rose Bowl Stadium on July 4. In the last meeting at BMO Stadium, the Galaxy defeated LAFC 2-0 in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on May 23. The Galaxy have earned a result in two of their last four meetings played against LAFC across all competitions (1-2-1; 9 GF, 9 GA) at BMO Stadium, dating back to Aug. 28, 2021. In seven games played since tallying a goal and an assist against LAFC on July 4, Riqui Puig ranks third in the league with eight goal contributions (5 goals, 3 assists) behind only Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Ryan Gauld (6 goals, 4 assists) and FC Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta (4 goals, 5 assists). 

Following the 2-2 draw against St. Louis CITY SC on Sept. 10, the LA Galaxy extended their unbeaten run to four matches (2-0-2; 8 GF, 4 GA) and improved to 5-1-6 (23 GF, 17 GA) in their last 12 regular season matches played dating back to May 31. The LA Galaxy rank tied for first in the Western Conference in points per game (1.8 ppg; 12 GP, 21 pts) with Real Salt Lake (1.8 ppg; 13 GP, 24 pts) dating back to May 31, and rank tied for third overall in the league behind only the Columbus Crew (2.1 ppg; 13 GP, 27 pts) and Orlando City SC (2.1 ppg; 13 GP, 27 pts) during that span.