Notes from training | Matchday 8


With three wins and three draws in six games, the Galaxy have actually put in an impressive performance so far in 2024. LAFC won two, lost three and drew one of them It is six games against an opponent that was statistically stronger than the opponents in the south. The Galaxy's six opponents (Miami, San Jose, Nashville, St. Louis, Kansas City and Seattle) have combined to score 1.08 points per game so far, while LAFC's opponents (Seattle, Salt Lake, Kansas City, Minnesota, Nashville and Colorado) have averaged 1.35 points per game through the first seven weeks of the regular season.

RSL and Minnesota – in third and fourth place in the Western Conference, respectively – averaged 1.67 and earned two points in every game played. The Loons are connected to the galaxy in this area.

But there's a reason the Galaxy are top of the Western Conference and Supporters' Shield. And that reason is good players. “Last year they didn’t have a lot of depth on offense,” Cherundolo said. “Depth meant finding space at the back, the ability to chase with speed and one-on-one ability. That has changed. They added this part to their game… [and] showed a lot of danger on offense… They've gotten better. When you go out and bring players in, that’s what usually happens.”