LAFC'S HOME GAMES SELL OUT
The LAFC has consistently sold out games this season at its 22,000-capacity Banc of California Stadium. The Galaxy, which plays in the 27,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, have sold out only one game: The El Tráfico match played in July. The Galaxy have drawn 53,924 more people to their home games than LAFC this season.
Carlos Vela LAFC
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Galaxy
TWO STARS IN L.A.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic ranks third in Major League Soccer in goals. Carlos Vela is first in goals and second in assists.
They also have high salaries
Ibrahimovic is the highest-paid player in MLS. The forward’s guaranteed salary makes up nearly 39% of the Galaxy’s total. LAFC’s Vela is third.
LAFC has clinched a postseason berth. The Galaxy are still trying to stay in the playoff race (---).
LAFC LOOKING FOR A WIN
Matches between the two are nicknamed El Trafico, a play on "El Clasico" rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Both teams have something to fight for: LAFC has not beaten the Galaxy in four meetings. The Galaxy are fighting to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Sources: FBRef.com, MLS, Dignity Health Sports Park, MLSPA and LAFC
Credits: Photos by Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo. Video by Vanessa Martínez and Rahul Mukherjee.