Full time: LAFC 4, Dynamo 2. LAFC see it through, and see through a delay that lasted longer than a regulation game, to grab three points. Thanks for following, check out our full recap over here.
80th minute: Goal Dynamo. Hold on, Andrew Wenger just came off the bench and scored to make it 4-2.
78th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOAL! Vela with the swag as he does a nonchalant chip over Deric to make it 4-1.
58th minute: GOOOOOOOAL! Walker Zimmerman scores his fourth goal in four games, this one with his foot, to give LAFC an insurance tally.
53rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOAL! Vela sets up Adama Diomande for the tap in and LAFC are ahead!
Halftime: LAFC even with the Dynamo. Can they push on and take a permanent lead? We’ll find out.
44th minute: GOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Vela scored the PK to bring the home side level.
43rd minute: Penalty! Carlos Vela draws a spot kick on Tyler Deric, who dives in sharply.
36th minute: We’re back! Only had to wait an hour and 44 minutes. :/
36th minute: Weather delay. Sounds like a thunderstorm in the area with lightning nearby.
33rd minute: Goal Dynamo. Mauro Manotas capitalizes on LAFC’s defense pretty much falling apart and opens the scoring.
32nd minute: It’s raining! The rain is really coming down, apparently the first time at The Banc for a game.
LAFC use the same lineup as they did in Colorado last week:
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @HoustonDynamo#LAFCvHOU pic.twitter.com/1tD7XPAkFz— LAFC (@LAFC) October 13, 2018
The Dynamo, meanwhile, make several changes after getting blown out 4-1 on Monday in Seattle:
Tonight's starting XI: Deric; DeLaGarza, K. Garcia, Leonardo, Beasley ©; B. García, Cerén; Rodriguez, Martínez, Lundkvist; Manotas#LAFCvHOU #ForeverOrange pic.twitter.com/wgrfzdoFDa— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) October 13, 2018
Los Angeles Football Club are back in action on Friday night, as they host the Houston Dynamo, the third meeting between the teams this season but the first one at The Banc, with LAFC looking to land their first win over La Naranja.
LAFC are in the playoffs, so that part of the pressure is off, while the Dynamo are eliminated from the playoffs, so maybe the game will go according to form? Or the opposite?
At any rate, I have a feeling LAFC will want to get a win against Houston very badly after how the last two games (coughing up a 2-0 lead in stoppage time to draw 2-2 in league play, losing the U.S. Open Cup semifinal in a penalty shootout) went for the black-and-gold.
Eduard Atuesta remains out after suffering a concussion, but Latif Blessing is listed as questionable so could get a run-out in this game. Phillippe Senderos and Alejandro Fuenmayor are out for Houston due to injury, and Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto are most likely not yet back from playing for Honduras on Thursday. Andre Horta and Luis Lopez are out on international duty for LAFC. Nobody is suspended for either team.
How to watch LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo:
The match broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 7:07. You can watch the game on YouTube TV and UniMás 46 in the Los Angeles viewing region, and on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
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