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Los Angeles Football Club vs. Minnesota United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 26
Los Angeles Football Club vs. Minnesota United
Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles 
September 1 – 10:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

The juggernaut that is LAFC can clinch the top playoff spot in the Western Conference depending on results during Week 26, while Minnesota United are hoping to bounce back from a loss at Atlanta United in the U.S. Open Cup final when the sides meet at Banc of California Stadium on Sunday night. 

LAFC (19-3-5) rallied from an early two-goal deficit last Sunday at the Banc, but have still yet to beat their crosscity rival following a scintillating 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy. Latif Blessing struck for a brace and Carlos Vela netted the equalizer before coming off in the second half with a leg injury.  

The Loons (12-9-6), even after a second-half rally, couldn't overcome a disastrous opening 16 minutes, falling to Atlanta in the Open Cup final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tuesday night. Six minutes after an own goal by Chase Gasper, Pity Martinez gave the hosts a two-goal lead in the 16th minute. Robin Lod scored two minutes after the intermission to make things interesting, then Michel Boxall missed a goalmouth chance to level in second-half stoppage time.

This is the first meeting between these clubs in 2019, as they'll also meet on Sept. 29 at Allianz Field.

LAFC
LAFC vs. Minnesota

Sunday, September 1 at 10:30 PM ET
Banc of California Stadium

Minnesota

Los Angeles Football Club

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Javier Perez (M) - left ACL tear
    • QUESTIONABLE: Carlos Vela (F) - right hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Dejan Jaković (D) - right quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Osvaldo Alonso (M) - right leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Chase Gasper (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at LAFC

  • LAFC: 1 win, 2 goals
  • Minnesota United: 0 wins, 0 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • Assistant Referees:  Corey Parker, Jeffrey Greeson
  • 4th Official:  Alex Chilowicz
  • VAR:  Victor Rivas
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Previous Meetings

Current Form

LAFC
W
W
W
W
W
D
Minnesota
D
W
L
W
D
L

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Los Angeles Football ClubMinnesota United FC
27Games Played27
19Wins12
3Losses9
5Draws6
74Goals44
28Goals Conceded37
376Shots284
194Shots on Target114
326Fouls committed327
366Fouls suffered263
56Offside41
156Corners132

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
LAFC328410742.7
MIN610371441.6
01234+Avg
LAFC104173.2
MIN281211.6
01234+Avg
LAFC224332.4
MIN422501.6

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
LAFC911430281
MIN98442371.4
01234+Avg
LAFC452201.2
MIN840200.7
01234+Avg
LAFC562100.9
MIN144222.1
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