LAFC vs LA Galaxy Highlights
LAFC got a full week to rest their starters before facing crosstown rivals LA Galaxy after a busy start to July, but it wasn’t enough to stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Carlos Vela got LAFC on the board early with a penalty for his 20th of the season. He would even manage to get his 21st later in the night. Unfortunately, it was too little too late.
Almost immediately after Vela’s penalty, Zlatan answered with a goal that would be the crowning achievement of nearly anyone’s career. For Zlatan, he was just getting started.
Ibrahimovic tortured LAFC with two more goals in the second half to complete his hat trick on the night. The first, a towering header on the back post, and the second a laser beam to the lower right corner of Tyler Miller’s net from 25 yards.
LAFC drop only their third match of the season. But the MLS will be thrilled to have a high-profile rivalry that continues to deliver.
LAFC welcome Atlanta United to Banc of California next Friday.