Charlotte FC vs LA Galaxy: Smith aims to capitalize on gritty victory against Fire

This weekend, Charlotte FC will aim for their fourth consecutive victory when they face off against the LA Galaxy. Dean Smith hopes his team can capitalize on their recent 1-0 win against the Chicago Fire.

In a narrow match, Ashley Westwood scored the winning goal for Charlotte against the Fire. The three-match winning streak has propelled them to fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Smith acknowledged the team’s strong mentality despite the lackluster game.

On the other hand, the LA Galaxy drew 2-2 against Minnesota United, placing them fifth in the Western Conference. Even though Minnesota equalized in the final minutes, Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney considered it a valuable point for his team.

Key players to watch include Ashley Westwood from Charlotte, who scored the winning goal against Chicago, and Riqui Puig from the LA Galaxy, who assisted in both goals against Minnesota.

Charlotte is predicted to win the upcoming match against the Galaxy. Both teams have a history of late goals, but Charlotte’s recent defensive success gives them an edge. According to Opta, Charlotte has a 47.3% chance of winning, while the Galaxy’s odds stand at 25.8%, with a draw at 26.9%.

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