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After suffering a tough loss against their city rivals, LAFC were looking for redemption against the 2018 MLS Champions, Atlanta United. Atlanta managed to snag a last-minute win against DC United, who now sit just behind them in the MLS Eastern Conference. With both teams hoping to finish atop their respective conferences, this game was very important.

From a neutral perspective, the game didn’t disappoint. It had seven goals and resulted in a 4-3 win for LAFC. Find out how LAFC managed to edge out Atlanta United in this MLS tactical analysis.


There were no real surprises in this game, with both managers putting out strong teams. LAFC lined up in a 4-3-3 while Frank de Boer decided to continue utilising a three/five at the back system with Gressel and Mo Adams as wingbacks. Mo Adams replaced Justin Meram in the left wingback position for this game.

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