They did it, Los Angeles Football Club won over the Montreal Impact on Saturday, after going down 3-1 but scoring four goals to come back for a 5-3 win. Aside from a relatively quiet 30-minute stretch in the second half, it was as action-packed a game as you’ll see in MLS.
Coming off the win, let’s jump right to the LAFC Man of the Match nominees, based on nominations from Angels on Parade’s staff:
- Latif Blessing: Started on the bench and entered the game at the half with LAFC pushing to get back in the game. Helped set up the equalizer, which was an own goal and added the insurance tally late to seal the win.
- Laurent Ciman: Was torched in defense in the first half, it must be said, but the Belgian kickstarted the comeback with the revenge free kick goal against his old team, helped set up the equalizer and was immense late as Montreal pushed to find their own equalizer.
- Marcos Ureña: Another match where Ureña showed the good and bad of his game. Had a penalty saved and narrowly missed the goal a few times, including with a go-ahead shot trickling agonizingly wide. But, he notched an assist officially, helped set up Blessing’s goal with his breakaway attempt, and showed why his hard work helps set the stage for his teammates in attack.
- Carlos Vela: By his standards, Vela had a quiet day. But he scored the go-ahead goal from the penalty spot, his second game-winning goal in a row, and he remains tied atop the league standings in goals scored, with five.
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