Only Three Home Games in April
The Black and Gold are in for one of the most chaotic months this season. As they will be on the road for most of the month and will only play at BMO Stadium just three times in April. Twice will be for league play and the other is the return leg in CCL. The home matches include a rematch of the Western Conference Finals against Austin Fc. While the other league match is against the Houston Dynamo. Their Concacaf Champions League matchup will be against the Vancouver Whitecaps. We know LAFC has had tremendous success at home and as we saw last season heading out can be a challenge. 2022 was plagued with many draws away from home, which in hindsight isn’t a bad sign. Their second biggest win was a road win at Portland, where they became Supporter Shields Champions. So, obviously the club is comfortable on the road. However, that doesn’t mean they enjoy it as the travel can get gruesome.
Key Matches to Look Out For
Los Angeles FC will have a couple of key matches that could potentially shape up the rest of their season. First and foremost they will have to deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Concacaf Champions League. These matches will take place on April 5th and the 11th. In between those games LAFC will receive Austin FC at BMO Stadium, for a rematch of last years Conference Final. Austin has not had the best start to the season so they will be in search of a crucial victory. After their CCL match they will make the trip to Carson, CA where they will face off against their rivals the LA Galaxy. Which is going to be a critical match for the Black and Gold, as they have struggles playing at Dignity Health Sports Park. This also would have been the second encounter of the season but the opening day match between these two was postponed. Lastly, another big match will be against Nashville SC. LAFC will need to be weary of how they rotate and decide which competition they give higher focus on. The upcoming month is hectic but if any club can pull it off it’ll be the reigning champions LAFC.