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LA Galaxy v Los Angeles FC: Cherundolo relishing ´exciting´ derby day

Los Angeles FC head coach Steve Cherundolo is anticipating an “exciting” battle against derby rivals LA Galaxy on Thursday.

The two teams are locked in at the top of the Western Conference, both on 40 points, though LAFC have the slight advantage of a game in hand.

Cherundolo’s side are unbeaten in nine MLS matches, winning eight of those, and have won their last two outings by an aggregate score of 9-2.

Asked how LAFC would cope with the threat the Galaxy pose, Cherundolo praised the improvement of their neighbours.

“It’s our rivals. They’re a team that scores a lot of goals,” Cherundolo said.

“They have weapons, and they’ve added to the transitions and got some defensive stability, so they’re really a complete team this year.

“They’re top of the table with us, so they’re a team that has found a way to get results while playing well, so it should be an exciting match.”

Meanwhile, the Galaxy are on a four-match winning run of their own and have only lost one of their last 11

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