‘The Team’s Mentality Shapes Our Identity’

LAFC is gearing up to visit the Columbus Crew on December 9 for the 2023 MLS Cup, as they hope to secure their second consecutive league trophy. The Black and Gold faced a slew of challenges and setbacks throughout the season, making their journey to the finals a difficult one.

At the start of the 2023 season, LAFC enjoyed early success, winning four of their first five matches. However, as the season progressed and they juggled multiple competitions, including the US Open Cup, Concacaf Champions League, and Major League Soccer, the team struggled to maintain consistency, resulting in a drop in the standings.

Despite their inconsistent MLS performance, the team saw success in international tournaments until they faced Liga MX’s Leon in the Concacaf Champions League final. Unfortunately, Leon emerged victorious, leaving LAFC devastated.

Midfielder Ilie Sanchez described the loss as a turning point for the team, forcing them to reflect on their shortcomings and seek opportunities for improvement. Despite a string of negative results following the defeat, LAFC eventually regained their momentum, remaining unbeaten since October 7 and securing dominant victories to reach the MLS Cup finals.

Player Carlos Vela emphasized the team’s resilient mentality, highlighting their ability to bounce back from adversity and continue striving for success in every tournament and game they play. The team’s resilience and determination have been evident throughout their grueling season, characterized by numerous games, extensive travel, and a series of highs and lows.

Looking ahead to the upcoming finals, LAFC is focused on making history by securing their second consecutive league title. The team views the 2022 victory over the Philadelphia Union as a stepping stone, with a burning desire to achieve even more.

On December 9, all eyes will be on Lower.com Field as LAFC aims to etch their names into MLS history by winning back-to-back titles. A win in the finals would not only solidify their success but also serve as a testament to the team’s unwavering determination and resilience throughout a challenging and eventful year.


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