Rivalry week offers much to look forward to in the days to come as the MLS season enters the final full week of August. Here are the top five games to watch.
This coming week will perhaps be the most exciting display of football in the entire Major League Soccer Season. A total of 12 matches will be played between Wednesday and Sunday which will give fans plenty of action to keep them occupied.
The matches themselves not only hold significance in the playoff race but also on a few personal notes as well with many of the biggest rivalries played over the coming days.
Here are five things to look forward to in the week to come in MLS.
5. El Trafico chapter 3
LAFC and the LA Galaxy will do battle for the third time this season. The first meeting sent this new rivalry right into a frenzy as Zlatan Ibrahimovic led a spirited comeback to give the Galaxy the early bragging rights.
A 2-2 draw in the second meeting will set the stage for a massive matchup that will determine the series winner of 2018 and also will affect two clubs right in the thick of the very close Western Conference playoff race.
The Galaxy have been in poor form of late and will be hoping to reignite the closing run of the season as they look to protect their place in the playoffs. LAFC, meanwhile, still have dreams of a West title. This could be an absolute corker.