It’s match day for LAFC as we begin to approach the final stretch of the season. With 14 matches left in the MLS Cup defending campaign, the black & gold aren’t in a terrible spot by any means, but they are teetering a fine line between security, and having to scrap for the playoffs. LAFC currently sit in third place in the West, but hold just a seven point advantage over Vancouver Whitecaps, who hold the last spot in the postseason, should it start today. Luckily, LAFC don’t have to win-out, nor do they face a must-win scenario, however, they will need to start adding points if they want to keep that all-important home field advantage, throughout.
— LAFC (@LAFC) July 8, 2023
This is the third time this season the California sides clash, with an even split coming into the rubber match. San Jose got the 2-1 win at their house when they first met, and LAFC returned the favor with a 2-1 win of their own at home. Funnily enough, that win at home was the last win before this more recent stretch of struggles began. The black & gold have only won two matches since, as they look to snap out of the slump for good against the visiting Earthquakes.
LAFC: OUT- Aaron Long (international duty), Sergi Palencia (lower extremity), Jesus Murillo (lower extremity), Maxime Crepeau (leg)
San Jose Earthquakes: OUT- Nathan (ACL), Cade Cowell (international duty), Jackson Yueill (international duty) QUEST- Jamiro Monteiro (lower body), Michael Baldisimo (upper body)
How To Watch
Tonight’s match is set to kickoff at 7:30pm PT from BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The match will be broadcast live, for free, on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. The match is also being broadcast via radio on 710 AM ESPN LA (ENG), and 980 AM La Mera Mera (SPA).