Empty El Tráfico: LAFC, Galaxy rekindle rivalry without fans

  • Los Angeles FC and the LA Galaxy play the eighth edition of their rivalry game, El Trafico, at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. The game was played behind closed doors as Major League Soccer returns in empty stadiums this week, depriving the rivalry of the energy derived from the clubs’ passionate fan bases. The Galaxy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

LOS ANGELES — The stadium lights flickered and composer Ennio Morricone’s haunting “The Ecstasy of Gold” blasted through the Banc of California Stadium sound system Saturday, just as they always do before Los Angeles FC’s home games.