The final leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals takes place on Tuesday night in Los Angeles as the Union battle LAFC tied at 1-1 after the opening leg. Kick off is set for 10 p.m. ET with the match broadcast nationally on FS1 and TUDN.
LAFC far from an unknown to Philadelphia fans with last week's contest the first meeting between the two sides since their thrilling 2022 MLS Cup Final that went the distance and ultimately saw the Cali side prevail in penalty kicks.
LAFC comes into the matchup having swept Western Conference for Vancouver Whitecaps with matching 3-0 scorelines. In leg one, the Black and Gld were fueled Denis Bouanga’s brace which was coupled alongside a goal Kwadwo Opoku. The second leg wasn’t a different result with LAFC getting a brace from Carlos Vela to push his CCL stats to three for the tournament. Midway through the second half, Jose Cifuentes put home his first goal of the year, essentially eliminating all hope for the Whitecaps.
Like Philly, this is the second time in club history that LAFC has reached the Concacaf Champions League Semifinals, with their other coming back in 2020 when they made to the final but lost to Tigres. Coming into this round, Los Angeles has outscored CCL opponents 10-2 and look to keep their hot streak going against Philadelphia starting Wednesday night.
In league play, LAFC finds itself as the last unbeaten team in MLS with a 5-0-3 record which slots them third in the West and one point behind St. Louis CITY SC and the Seattle SoundsUltimately fueled by Denis Bouanga’s seven goals and two assists followed by Carlos Vela’s three goals and four assists. LAFC is also tied for second in the MLS in goal difference at +10 and also finds themselves in second in goals conceded with only six.
The Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals conclude on Wednesday night with kick off set for 10PM ET with coverage on FS1 and TUDN.