While El Trafico is now an established MLS rivalry, fans can look forward to a new twist

in the matchup when these two teams meet on U.S. national TV on Saturday night.

For the first time in an LA Galaxy vs. LAFC rivalry that has soared to unimagined levels of excitement in just its fifth year of competition,

Mexican stars Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez are expected to face off as club opponents.

Injuries have seen the two El Tri veterans both in the trainers room at various times,

keeping the anticipated showdown from surfacing.Chicharito has been beset by injuries his entire LA Galaxy career,

only able to play against LAFC twice, and in both those matches Vela was sidelined.

Now, with each one healthy and in good early season form, the matchup is once again in the forefront of fans' minds.

Chicharito has scored four goals in the Galaxy's first five matches of the MLS season,

including a brace last time in a 3-1 win over Portland. Vela's numbers are identical,

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