Bouanga’s six goals were tied for the second most by a Golden Boot winner in his last three games of the season, trailing only Alex Pineda Chacón, who scored seven in his last three games for the Miami Fusion in 2001.
LAFC, the Western Conference No. 3 seed in the Audi MLS Cup Finals, begins its title defense against Vancouver in Round 1 of the best-of-3 series beginning Saturday night at BMO Stadium (8 p.m. ET | Apple TV – Free) . The Black & Gold are hoping to become the fourth team in league history to win back-to-back MLS Cups and the first since the LA Galaxy in 2011-12.