A rivalry you could only imagine... literally.
In just six meetings, the derby between LAFC and the Galaxy has captured attention around the world. Two years on from the first time these two teams met in Carson, the rivalry has quickly shot up the MLS rankings as the most unpredictable, electric, and passionate matchup in the league's 25-year history.
Saturday was set to be the first meeting of these two clubs in 2020. Our first chance to see Carlos Vela versus Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez. A return to the pitch the Galaxy were ousted 5-3 in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, instead of being shoulder to shoulder in the stands or glued to our TVs at noon on May 16, we'll be missing the rivalry. But thanks to LAFC Radio Voice Dave Denholm and his producer Mario Ruiz, the first-ever faux derby in world football history is on tap in its place.
Kicking off at precisely the same time as the scheduled match on LAFC.com, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, the Faux Trafico comes to you straight from the mind of Denholm in a full 90-minute broadcast complete with all the sounds of the 3252 and Banc of California Stadium. The unprecedented match call takes you from player walkouts, through halftime, and all the way to the final whistle. So, sit back and enjoy the greatest rivalry in North America wherever you are and however you may be listening.
For more on the Faux Trafico including how Denholm got the idea and how he and Ruiz put the entire match together, check out the links below: