Game Preview: LAFC vs. Monterrey

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JULY 4: Carlos Vela of LAFC during the MLS game between LA Galaxy and LAFC at Rose Bowl Stadium on July 4, 2023 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JULY 4: Carlos Vela of LAFC during the MLS game between LA Galaxy and LAFC at Rose Bowl Stadium on July 4, 2023 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) /
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The stage is set for a blockbuster showdown as LAFC and Monterrey lock horns in the quarterfinals of the Leagues Cup. With both teams showcasing their prowess in their respective leagues, this matchup promises fireworks and high-stakes actions.

Scouting LAFC

Under the astute leadership of Steve Cherundolo, LAFC has involved into a powerhouse with a relentless attacking philosophy. Cherundolo’s tactical acumen, honed through a distinguished Bundesliga career, has translated seamlessly into his coaching role.

Denis Bouanga, LAFC’s Designated Player and a 2023 MLS MVP contender, has spearheaded their offensive onslaught. His five goals and two assist in just two Leagues Cup matches reflect his dominance. But LAFC’s strength extends beyond Bouanga, with young talents like Nathan Ordaz and Filip Krastev stepping up.

Scouting Monterrey

Monterrey arrives as the beacon of Mexican football, boasting a top-notch squad that defies conventional Liga MX norms. Their blend of size, strength, pace, and tactical versatility allows them to adapt seamlessly to any style of play. This team’s prowess transcends leagues, resembling a European outfit in their skill set and approach. The quarterfinal encounter will be a test of their mettle against MLS competition, as they aim to underline their supremacy.

Where to watch

Apple TV – MLS Season Pass, UniMás