Los Angeles Football Club committed to playing an attacking form of soccer that also lead to winning games.
They very much succeeded on that count in year 1. The team was known for dynamic attacking play, and it put in some truly spectacular attacking performances.
But who was the best attacker this year for LAFC? There were a lot of options to choose from:
Latif Blessing: A dynamic presence on the wing, Blessing provided good runs, crosses, and contributed to the scoresheet enough to be in the rotation for one of LAFC’s attacking spots.
Benny Feilhaber: Organized the team in the middle of the park. Tried to set the pace of the games, and played many dangerous passes that lead to good attacks and scoring chances for the team.
Adama Diomande: Has a nose for goal. Dio is the full package for a forward, makes great intelligent runs to occupy defenders, and has the physical presence to battle it out with tough defenders. Added the goal scoring production from the center forward spot that LAFC were missing early in the year.
Lee Nguyen: Along with Benny Feilhaber, set the tone of the game in the midfield, and launched many dangerous attacks from that area. Combined well with Carlos Vela and the other forwards to create good attacking play. Was a threat taking free kicks, especially once Laurent Ciman left.
Diego Rossi: Maybe the unexpected success of the season. Rossi was well hyped, but at only 19 when he was acquired, it was not clear what Rossi would be in his first year. He hit the ground running, scoring the first goal in the first game of the season for the team, and never looked back from there. One of the best goal scoring threats on LAFC this season.
Carlos Vela: The first Designated player for the LAFC and the face of the team. Vela was “The straw that stirs the drink” as the famous Reggie Jackson saying goes. The focal point of the attack, Vela was magnificent in his first year, scoring goals, making assists, using his abilities to drive the attack forward while always being the number one focus of opposing teams defensive efforts. Topped it off by making the All-Star team, and the MLS Best XI this season.
So, who was LAFC’s best attacker this season? Vote, and let us know what you think.
Who was LAFC’s best attacker this year
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