This is probably one of the few times this season LAFC has actually welcomed the quick turnaround. Almost all of that has to do with how the team got trounced just a few days ago on the road, to the very same Houston Dynamo side. The 4-0 drubbing was the worst loss on the season for LAFC, and honestly, it was one of the worst losses and performances we have seen from this team in quite some time.
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The recent loss wasn’t just a one-off unfortunately, but rather, a climax to what had been brewing for the past month in terms of LAFC and their performances. The goals have seemed to dry up with the team only scoring four goals over their last seven matches, with only one goal coming in their last five. Head Coach Steve Cherundolo isn’t shying away from the recent performances either, knowing he and the team have their work cut out for them. “We played really poorly, and deserved to lose” said Cherundolo when speaking to media ahead of tonight’s match. “We will approach this home game like we do every home game, with the intent to win, and to be the aggressor.” While the team is still in the top three in the standings, the difference between teams at the top and those fighting for postseason spots is far too close, with the season still far too long, for this to become a trend for the black & gold.
LAFC: OUT – Maxime Crepeau (left leg), Sergi Palencia (lower extremity), Aaron Long (head)
Houston Dynamo: OUT – Ifunanyachi Achara (knee), Teenage Hadebe (leg), Tate Schmitt (knee), Adalberto Carrasquilla (international duty), Xavier Valdez (international duty)
How to Watch
Tonight’s match is set to kickoff at 7:30pm PT from BMO Stadium. The match will be broadcast for free live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. You can also listen in via radio broadcast in both English and Spanish at 710AM ESPNLA | 980AM LA Mera Mera , respectively.