All the hype, all the attention, all the build-up to the fifth weekend of the MLS season surrounded Saturday’s first-ever “El Trafico” rivalry game featuring LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC.
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The two sides needed fewer than five full minutes to deliver the goods and live up to the considerable hype, as Mexican international Carlos Vela unleashed a stunning, curling effort from outside the penalty area to bag the first goal in the Southern California rivalry’s history.
There’s not a goalkeeper in the world who could have gotten to this one, placed so inch-perfectly inside the upper-90, dipping just under the crossbar at the last possible second. To keep up with the game’s final 70 minutes, hit this link, and of course, check back with PST after the game for complete coverage.