MLS: The El Trafico derby postponed, LA Galaxy and LA FC To Battle In July


A Major League Soccer blockbuster fierce battle on opening day between LA Galaxy and the current champions of the MLS, Los Angeles FC that was scheduled for Saturday at the Rose Bowl has been postponed. 

The encounter was postponed due to severe weather conditions, according to the MLS. The encounter has now been fixed for the fourth (4th) of July.

Vociferous fans of Los Angeles FC in the MLS
Vociferous fans of Los Angeles FC

Southern California has been affected by a heavy downpour of rain and also windy conditions. It could also be struck with as much as five (5) feet (1.5 meters) of snow in the higher elevations.

The encounter was expected to break a record!

This match which is the El Trafico was expected to smash the league single match attendance numbers of 73,019 that was set last season. 

That current record number of attendance was set by Charlotte FC when they hosted their first Major League Soccer match against LA Galaxy.

This match was said to be the game that would send resounding signal to open the 2023 Major League Soccer season. 

The encounter between Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City that had also been fixed for Saturday would now go down on Monday, the 27th of February, 2023.

The rescheduling of that Major League Soccer match was also as a result of severe weather conditions. 

Tickets already purchased to view this heavyweight clash will be honored with the rescheduled date set for the fourth (4th) of July and those who have bought the tickets would get further information through their email. 

This encounter is the eighteenth battle between the two sides and it was set to host the current champions of the MLS and the most successful side in Major League Soccer history. 

Los Angeles FC defeated Philadelphia Union on penalties to lift the MLS Cup for the first time in the soccer club’s history and triumphantly become the 2022 champions of the MLS.

The most successful club in the MLS

Los Angeles Galaxy have won the Major League Soccer Cup five (5) times in the past, winning it in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012 and in 2014 doing it in domineering fashion.

Players of MLS side, LA Galaxy
Players of LA Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Lakers stats

Los Angeles Galaxy have scored ten (10) goals in their last five (5) matches which shows how threatening they have been in attack in recent games. 

In addition to that, they are also unbeaten in eight games at their home turf. 

Los Angeles FC have also been in monstrous form in front of goal as well, they have scored a goal better than the Galaxy’s. 

They have scored eleven (11) goals in five games and in the last two previous times both sides met, the encounter ended in victories for Los Angeles FC. 

Los Angeles Galaxy might be thankful for this postponement given that, their star attacker and former Manchester United forward, Javier Hernandez is injured and would be back in March. 

Los Angeles FC still have an almost complete complement of their squad as they are only missing Maxime Crepeau who is suspended as a result of a red card pick up in the MLS Cup final. 


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