Almost two years ago to the day, we witnessed the inaugural ‘El Tráfico’ match – so on Monday night, we decided to relive the famous 7-goal thriller between LA Galaxy and LAFC!
The matchup aired on FS1, equipped with a surprise commentator or two.
And that wasn’t all.
We also premiered our very own soccer show: Indoor Soccer, featuring John Strong, Stu Holden and Alexi Lalas, with special guest appearances.
The first question up: The most under-appreciated current and former USMNT player.
We’re always for showing a little love to someone who might not get enough of it.
Lalas went with Josie Zardes as the current player and Tab Ramos as the former player, while Holden went with Brad Guzan as the current player and Steve Cherundolo as the former player.
All this excitement has us feeling some type of way. And LA Galaxy defender Daniel Steres knew exactly what we’re talking about.
He explained what it felt like to play in the game we all enjoyed.
So let’s get to the action. LAFC forward Carlos Vela‘s magic was on full display when he scored the first two goals of night – it was effectively one-way tráfico.
But we knew we couldn’t sleep on international legend and LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimović.
He was cooking something up at halftime – that fire was burning hot.
And just when it seemed LAFC got a little comfortable, the tide began to shift in a major way, starting with the first goal for LA Galaxy from midfielder Sebastian Lletget.
And with that, it was time for the goal scorer himself to answer all your questions.
Back to the game, where Zlatan had taken over.
What a debut he had – including the game-winner to complete the comeback for the Galaxy.
The first ‘El Trafico’ served as one of the greatest matches in MLS history, if not the greatest.
And even though Zlatan is gone, his name was forever stamped in American soccer after this performance alone.
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