MLS is billing it “El Trafico.”
Whatever it becomes, the subplots are plenty for the first ever match between LAFC and the LA Galaxy at 3 p.m. ET Saturday.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has declared himself fit for a Galaxy debut, and begins on the bench at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
LAFC’s Carlos Vela will meet up with El Tri teammates Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos of the Galaxy.
Galaxy boss Sigi Schmid matches wits with fellow American soccer legend Bob Bradley.
It should be a beaut.
LA Galaxy: Bingham, Cole, Skjelvik, Steres, Feltscher, Carrasco, Kitchen, Boateng, Lletget, Pontius, Kamara.
LAFC: Miller, Moutinho, Jakovic, Ciman, Beitashour, Kaye, Feilhaber, Blessing, Vela, Rossi, Urena.