With Carlos Vela back, and scoring, LAFC eye a top-four spot in the Western Conference when they take on a Houston Dynamo side desperate to move above the playoff line when the teams square off Wednesday night at Banc of California Stadium. LAFC (8W-7L-4D) are coming off a 2-0 El Trafico win over the LA Galaxy Sunday to move within two points of fourth place Minnesota United, while the Dynamo (4W-7L-9D) are three points below the playoff line in the West after a 1-1 home draw against Columbus Cr...
Only the Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, LAFC, Atlanta United and now-defunct Miami Fusion had clinched playoff berths in their expansion seasons.
Los Angeles FC is 8-7-3 against Western Conference teams. Los Angeles FC leads the Western Conference with 118 shots on goal, averaging 6.2 per game. Los Angeles FC is also the league leader with 47 goals.