Police and sheriff's deputies will increase patrols Sunday in Huntington Park during Mexico's
In addition, a three-block stretch along Pacific Boulevard--Huntington Park's main business corridor--will be closed to traffic between Florence and Gage avenues at 9 a.m., the start time for the Round 16 match.
Additional police and emergency response teams will be on call throughout Los Angeles County should crowds become unruly, said Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the
Mounted deputies also will be on patrol.
Large crowds are anticipated given the size of the Latino population in Huntington Park, Chee said.
Businesses will operate and streets will remain open to foot traffic during the street closure, said Police Department officials.
Police will reopen Pacific Boulevard as necessary, depending on crowd size and activity after the game, officials said. The department will be on unified command with the Sheriff's Department.
Several arrests were made Monday night in Huntington Park after Mexico's World Cup win over Croatia. Soccer fans flooded the streets of several communities and harassed motorists, taunted police and, in one instance, threw a bottle at a police horse.