Chiellini is Officially Black and Gold
LAFC have signed legendary defender Giorgio Chiellini on a one year deal. Chiellini, who won nine straight Serie A titles from 2011-2020 with Juventus will be presented on June 29th. LAFC this season signed Crepeau, Hollingshead, Sanchez, and Acosta in order to bolster one of their biggest issues, defending. Throughout their short lifespan LAFC has lacked in the defense department causing them to fail in high leverage situations. With Chiellini the hope is to have him steer the ship back on course. While also helping the young talent evolve and take the next step. He also brings a voice of leadership that this team lacks. LAFC have yet to find a solid pairing in the back after Walker Zimmerman left for Nashville and Tristian Blackmon ended up in Vancouver. LAFC’s hope is that Chiellini can help solidify the defense. While also having one of their talented defenders learn from him. Having to rely on a 19 year old Mamadou Fall has not been the best experience. A he is still learning and makes some hasty decisions due to his lack of experience. Chiellini will hopefully be able to help out the club and provide the leadership they need when times get tough.
LAFC Visit a Familiar Sight
Upon the return to domestic play LAFC will take a trip up north to one of their rivals. They will take on the reigning Concacaf Champions League winners the Seattle Sounders. These have always been fun matches and they almost always put on a spectacle. The Black and Gold enter as the top team in all of MLS with 29 points and continue to lead the Supporters Shield. While Seattle may be 10 points behind you can never count them out especially when they are home. LAFC must be careful as they know Lumen Field can become a tough stadium to play in. A draw is the best result the club can hope for but with players resting up and returning from injury, Carlos Vela, they can definitely go up there and try to walk out with a victory. While may was a tough stretch for the club and it looked like they ended the month on fumes. The international break has provided some much needed rest for this team and hopefully they can put behind them the wretched month of May. Exciting times are coming for the club and fans hope that it can finally lead to what they have yearned for a MLS Cup!