Sounders, LAFC prepare for another playoff battle

Carlos Vela is the lone player remaining on the Los Angeles FC roster from the franchise’s first game in March 2018, a 1-0 victory at Seattle. Vela and LAFC will return to Lumen Field on Sunday night for an MLS Western Conference semifinal match. The Sounders are 4-0-3 at home against LAFC since that initial meeting and have twice knocked the Black & Gold out of the playoffs. “The best moment was the first game

LAFC look to put away Whitecaps in Game 2

Los Angeles FC had a secret advantage heading into their first-round MLS playoff series with Vancouver. Assistant coach Marc Dos Santos was the head coach for the Whitecaps for 2 1/2 seasons before being fired in August 2021. So it’s safe to say Dos Santos knew a thing or two about the Whitecaps, especially their approach to defending against set pieces. Host LAFC scored goals on four set pieces, including three on corner kicks, in

LAFC, Whitecaps meet again to open playoffs after quick turnaround

Los Angeles FC begin their defense of the MLS Cup title when they play host to the Vancouver Whitecaps in Game 1 of a best-of-three series on Saturday. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw on Decision Day last week. Across all competitions, LAFC and the Whitecaps have met four times this season, with Los Angeles holding a 2-1-1 advantage. At home, LAFC is 4-1-3 against the Whitecaps all time, with the only loss

LAFC look to build head of steam for playoffs, host Minnesota United

Los Angeles FC will be in search of a jolt of energy on Wednesday when they face visiting Minnesota United, who will make one last-ditch bid at qualifying for the playoffs. Each club has three matches remaining in the regular season. LAFC (12-10-9, 45 points) are currently playoff eligible but have slipped to fourth place in the Western Conference with a disappointing September. The defending MLS Cup champions are 1-4-2 in MLS matches dating back