Full time: LAFC 2, Vancouver 2. After grabbing a quick two-goal lead, the air came out of LAFC’s balloon, and they’re held to a draw. It is a draw, but in context not a good result.
65th minute: Goal Vancouver. Substitute Jordon Mutch unleashes from way out and beats Miller, who only partially blocks it. Bad turn as the Whitecaps tie it up.
Halftime: LAFC lead 2-1. The Vancouver PK is a bit disappointing, but LAFC lead and got off to a good start. Here’s hoping they see it through to get three points.
22nd minute: Goal Vancouver. Alphonso Davies draws a penalty on Benny Feilhaber and Yordy Reyna converts it to make it a one-goal game.
15th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL! Rossi with a quick brace as he strokes an angled shot that bounces off Stefan Marinovic on its way in. 2-0 lead for LAFC!
12th minute: Off the post! Vela’s effort from outside the box kisses the top of the crossbar. Close call.
5th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Diego Rossi opens the scoring with a well-timed run and receipt of a Carlos Vela pass. Good start!
LAFC ride the hot hands for this one, with no changes:
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @WhitecapsFC #LAFCvVAN pic.twitter.com/AfxvjoBPQs— LAFC (@LAFC) October 21, 2018
Vancouver start Alphonso Davies, who sat out on Wednesday:
Teamsheet #VWFC | #LAFCvVAN pic.twitter.com/nWXU8DU4VL— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) October 21, 2018
Los Angeles Football Club look to end their 2018 MLS regular-season slate at home on a high note, as they welcome Vancouver Whitecaps FC to The Banc for a “Week before Decision Day” clash.
LAFC are in good form, with only the recent loss to the Chicago Fire marring what’s been a good end run to the season. They’re in the playoffs, of course, but looking for a Knockout Round bye, so they have something to play for.
Vancouver are absolutely desperate, on the other hand. After losing a must-win game at home against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, they need to win out and get help to get into the playoffs. Their season has been a disappointment, they fired their coach several weeks back and it hasn’t really done much. Will they be the wounded tiger that catches LAFC out?
Kei Kamara is suspended for Vancouver after picking up a red card after the final whistle on Wednesday. No suspensions for LAFC, no regular contributors have been added to the injury report for them, with recent casualties Eduard Atuesta and Latif Blessing available. Vancouver’s Efrain Juarez is out injured.
How to watch LAFC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC:
The match broadcast is scheduled to start at 2 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 2:07. 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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