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LAFC vs LA Galaxy: Time and how to watch El Tráfico on TV and online

LAFC and LA Galaxy go head-to-head on Thursday night with a place in the 2022 MLS Western Conference final on the line.

Update:
LA Galaxy no pierde con LAFC desde 2020 y buscarán extender su buena racha.

The matchup that jumps off the page from the Western and Eastern Conference MLS play-off games is undoubtedly the LA derby as the ‘black and gold’ of LAFC face five-time MLS Cup winners Galaxy.

Along with Philadelphia Union in the east, Steve Cherundolo’s side are very much the ‘team to beat’ this season after his men scooped the 2022 Supporters Shield winning 21 games in the regular season and ending up as Conference winners with an 11 point advantage over second placed Austin FC.

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What time does LAFC-LA Galaxy kick off?

The 2022 MLS Western Conference playoff semi-final action between LAFC and LA Galaxy gets underway at the Banc of California Stadium on Thursday 20 October 2022 at 7:00 pm (PT), which equates to US: 10:00 pm (ET) and 04:00 am CEST (on Friday).

Find out what time LAFC-Galaxy starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.

Where can I watch LAFC-LA Galaxy in the US and UK?

In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the MLS action:

US: FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App, Foxsports.com

UK: Sky Sports Football, Free Sports

Find out who is else is showing the MLS clash in other parts of the world.

LAFC-LA Galaxy: AS USA live coverage

You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the action from LA right here at AS USA. We’ll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.

History on the side of the Galaxy

When it come to local ‘bragging rights’, Galaxy fans hold the upper hand with their side having won six of the thirteen meetings in MLS regular season. Five games have ended in a draw with the ‘black and gold’ only managing two derby wins in the league.

There have been three other meetings between the Los Angeles giants with the Galaxy edging out the ‘black and gold’ in a recent US Open Cup clash. When it comes to post season meetings, LAFC can point to their win in the 2018 season play-off game and the Banc of California based side also secured victory over the Galaxy during the MLS is Back mini-competition staged in Florida during the pandemic affected 2020 season.

LAFC-LA Galaxy: past five meetings

July 2022: LAFC 3-2 LA Galaxy

May 2022: LA Galaxy 3-1 LAFC (US Open Cup)

April 2022: LA Galaxy 2-1 LAFC

Oct. 2021: LA Galaxy 1-1 LAFC

August 2021: LAFC 3-3 LA Galaxy