Happy Homecoming for LAFC Ahead of El Trafico

LAFC fan base at Banc of California Stadium | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | 2018
Happy Homecoming for LAFC Ahead of El Trafico

It turns out you can come home again, in the case of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) two home games was all they needed to get back to winning.

After having a terrible week that saw them drop three straight matches that prevented them from making it to a cup final and dropping them to fifth in the Western Conference of MLS. LAFC righted the ship and got back to their winning ways.

In the run up to this Friday’s third installment of “El Trafico” LAFC put up two 2-0 wins back at Banc of California. It was a welcome sight for the team’s fans after enduring their most recent setbacks.


LAFC attackers Carlos Vela and Benny Feilhaber | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | 2018

More Offensive Weapons

Keeping up with the theme of coming home. LAFC further added to their scoring depth when they acquired So Cal native Christian Ramirez in a trade with Minnesota United. Against Real Salt Lake last Wednesday, Ramirez made his first home start and didn’t dissapoint.

Ramirez scored both of the goals in the teams 2-0 win and lived up to his reputation for scoring goals having left Minnesota as the their all time goal scorer.

If there’s one thing coach Bob Bradley and the team’s front office staff has done this year is identifying offensive depth. Finding room for all of his offensive talent is a good problem for Bradley to have.

Tyler Miller is back

Until their 2-0 loss against Sporting Kansas City two games ago, LAFC goalkeeper had started every single game the team had played. After a one game break, Miller was back in fine form. Miller posted back-to-back clean sheets and was man of the match in the team’s 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.

Miller had nine saves in total between both games and was particularly effective in the Colorado game. Miller made two saves at the 77th mark to keep it a 1-0 game for LAFC. The team rewarded Miller by scoring at the 80th minute to give Miller a bigger cushion.

Miller maintained the clean sheet giving him his eighth of the season. Miller remains in the top five in the MLS  in both saves and clean sheets, and he’s looking refreshed for the team’s push towards the playoffs.

LAFC Tyler Miller

LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller during match against NYCFC | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | 2018

LAFC now face their rivals the LA Galaxy on Friday, with playoff implications for both. They’ve-established themselves as the toughest team to play on the home pitch. Friday’s game gives them a chance to finally fix their road woes.

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