El Trafico

Carlos Vela vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Los Angeles derbi

LAFC and LA Galaxy will face each other again this Sunday, where the spotlight will focus on Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as both seek to prove their powers.

Carlos Vela vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Los Angeles derbi

This Sunday night a new chapter of "El Trafico" game arrives, where LAFC and LA Galaxy will face each other for the fifth time in MLS history. The Banc of California Stadium will witness a battle between two exceptional players in Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will try to set the record straight about who is the best.

Carlos Vela arrives into the match as MLS leading scorer with 26 goals, and 11 assists in 25 games for an average of 1.1 goals per game. The LAFC captain has 38 percent of his team's goals so far this season, and against the Carson team, the striker has five goals in four matches.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the other hand, has 20 goals in 21 games with only three assists, for an average of 1.4 goals per game, the Swedish Lion has LA Galaxy's 57% goal involvement in 2019, netting seven goals against LAFC in their last four meetings.

Carlos Vela vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Los Angeles derbi

LAFC vs LA Galaxy

Bob Bradley's side will host Zlatan and company focused on keeping their unbeaten streak at home, besides seeking its first victory against their bitter rival. LA Galaxy will want to remain undefeated against LAFC, besides staying in the fight for a playoff spot.

LAFC is atop the Western Conference standings with 61 points and 46 goals in favor, having one of the best offense and defensive sides in the league. On home turf, Vela's team has only dropped one point so far this season.

LA Galaxy arrives into El Trafico with an irregular path with one win and one draw in its last five games; they're currently fifth in the Western Conference with 41 points and a goal difference of -3.