LAFC’s game against the LA Galaxy, scheduled for Saturday’s Rose Bowl opening day of Major League Soccer, has been postponed due to “safety considerations due to adverse weather conditions,” the team announced Friday. Here’s what you should know:
- The game was rescheduled for July 4 at 7:30 PM PT at the Rose Bowl.
- More than 70,000 tickets for Saturday’s game were sold, league sources said. The LAFC added that tickets purchased for the game will be honored when it is rescheduled for July 4.
- Saturday’s matchup was the 18th edition of the ‘El Traffic’ rivalry series, with the LA Galaxy leading 7-5-5. Defending MLS Cup champions, he will also face LAFC on April 16 and he will face the Galaxy on September 16.
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El Trafic story on hold
It’s no coincidence that MLS decided to start the season at El Trafic. This is the biggest and best football rivalry in the league. Over 70,000 fans bought tickets to watch Saturday night’s game at his Bowl, home of the Galaxy from 1996 to 2002. Last season’s Western Conference semifinal playoff matchup.
The Galaxy would have been sidelined on Saturday after star striker and captain Chicharito suffered a hamstring injury during preseason. LAFC enters favorite season to lift the MLS Cup. This makes them the first MLS franchise to hold the trophy since Galaxy did so in 2012.
LAFC will host the Portland Timbers on Saturday, March 4, while the Galaxy will move to FC Dallas on the same day. — Burke
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