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LAFC Defeats LA Galaxy 2-1 in Front of 70,076 Fans at Rose Bowl Stadium

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July 5, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) extended its club-record unbeaten streak to 12 games in all competitions with a 2-1 win over their rivals, the LA Galaxy, in front of 70,076 fans at Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday night. Kei Kamara and Denis Bouanga each scored late in the first half for LAFC, which has now won three straight games against the Galaxy, and three straight games in the league this season.

LAFC is now 13-4-4 on the season for 43 points, leaving the club three points clear of the Galaxy and Real Salt Lake at the top of the Western Conference. LAFC is in third place in the race for the Supporters’ Shield, four points behind Inter Miami and two points behind FC Cincinnati.

Eduard Atuesta had LAFC’s first clear chance of the game, striking the post off a short pass from Denis Bouanga in the 14th minute. Over the next 25 minutes, each team would create chances before LAFC took the lead in the 40th minute thanks to Kamara. From a Mateusz Bogusz corner kick, the 39-year-old forward rose up over his defender and powered a header past Galaxy goalkeeper John McCarthy to make the score 1-0.

Four minutes later LAFC was able to double its lead as Bouanga converted a penalty kick for his 14th goal of the season. Eduard Atuesta was fouled inside the box and Bouanga stepped up to take the penalty which he slammed past McCarthy to give LAFC a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

The Galaxy would pull a goal back in the 56th minute through Gabriel Pec, but that would be as close as they would get on the night as LAFC was able to hold on for the victory.

LAFC will be back in action on Sunday, July 7, when the club travels to Texas to take on the Houston Dynamo. That game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT and is available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, 710 AM ESPN LA, the ESPN LA app, and 980 AM La Mera Mera.


With the win, LAFC is now unbeaten in 12 straight games in all competitions and 10 straight in the league. Both are club records.

During the club’s current unbeaten streak, LAFC has outscored opponents 30-6 in all competitions and 24-5 in the league.

This was the 23rd all-time meeting between LAFC and the Galaxy in all competitions. LAFC is now 9-9-5 in those meetings, including wins in each of the past three meetings dating back to last season. Thursday’s win marked the first time that either club has won three straight regular-season games in the series.

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