The break is on the horizon for LAFC. The black & gold have two matches before MLS action goes on pause, while the 2023 Leagues Cup takes center stage. This is also the last home match for LAFC, until the end of August, so a win tonight, against the top team in the Conference, is almost a must.
— LAFC (@LAFC) July 12, 2023
Tonight marks the first time ever LAFC meet the expansion, so they will be looking to not only welcome them into the MLS properly, but will be aiming to stop the meteoric rise of the new club. St Louis has won their last three matches, with two being shutouts. They sit three points clear at the top, and five points clear of LAFC. The black & gold come limping into this matchup, having lost three of their last five, with the most recent a 1-1 draw against San Jose Earthquakes, at home. At this point, finding form is less about snapping slumps, and far more about securing home-field advantage for the playoffs.
LAFC: OUT – Aaron Long (international duty), Sergi Palencia (lower extremity), Jesus Murillo (lower extremity), Maxime Crepeau (leg)
St Louis City SC: OUT – Joakim Nilsson (knee), Joao Klauss (quad) QUEST – Eduard Lowen (quad)
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 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).