Saturday at Banc of California Stadium, as Los Angeles host San Jose in the Major League Soccer.
It’s a clash of ninth vs tenth, as Los Angeles host San Jose at Banc of California Stadium.
Los Angeles FC go into this meeting with 34 points secured
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Bob Bradley’s Los Angeles, having drawn away to LA Galaxy, which itself followed a loss to Portland Timbers. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.
Los Angeles have now lost seven of their last 12 meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Bob Bradley. They currently stand ninth in the League, with 34 points having won nine games, drawn seven meetings, and lost 12 fixtures.
Los Angeles have won six meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost three matches of their 14 League matches at home this season.
Los Angeles FC will have 37 points if they manage to secure a victory.
San Jose’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 33 points this season
Matías Almeyda will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.
San Jose will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two meetings this Major League Soccer season. Their position is tenth in the League, and they have 33 points having won eight fixtures, drawn nine games, and lost 11 fixtures.
San Jose’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Los Angeles. In the 14 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four meetings, drawn six matches, and lost four meetings.
A victory for San Jose would put them on 36 points.
Los Angeles FC v San Jose – Head-to-Head.
Los Angeles and San Jose have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Los Angeles’s favour (5 – 4). In addition, Los Angeles have won all last five games at Banc of California Stadium against San Jose. September 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Black and Gold took all three points winning 2-0.