When LAFC advanced to last season's MLS Cup final, Dénis Bouanga was still finding his way on a new team and in a new country. Bouanga was still important to the team's finish and run in the playoffs last year, but this season's Golden Boot winner is far more comfortable as he aims to help LAFC secure a second straight title. "I was a part of the preseason so it was easier than last year. Last year, I arrived just for the MLS Cup and we won, but I was not really at my level," he said. "This year
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The 2023 Major League Soccer season was undeniably the year of Lionel Messi. The World Cup champion and eight-time Ballon d'Or winner arrived at Inter Miami this summer and changed the league. Sales of pink No. 10 jerseys spiked, subscriptions to MLS games on Apple TV surged and ticket prices for his games reached unheard-of levels. “I think history will look back at 2023 as the year of Messi, but from my perspective, it was perhaps the most spectacular year in our history, for a variety of reas
Los Angeles FC (14-10-10, third in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Columbus Crew (16-9-9, third in the Conference during the regular season)Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles FC comes into a matchup with the Columbus Crew after putting together three straight shutout wins.The Crew are 14-1-4 at home. Cucho Hernandez paces the highest-scoring squad in MLS play with 20 goals. The Crew have a league-leading 67 goals.LAFC is 6-6-7 in road games. LAFC i