Full time: LAFC and NYCFC tied 2-2. An entertaining game on both sides. Check out our full recap from the game.
75th minute: NYCFC goal - Ismael Tajouri-Shradi comes off the bench and cleans up a deflection by Beitashour in the box, after Miller only partially clears the block. Tied up at 2-2.
66th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Carlos Vela takes the knockdown from Mark-Anthony Kaye right next to him, and the Mexican makes no mistake to put LAFC ahead.
63rd minute: Off the post! Laurent Ciman’s free kick is deflected and it clangs off the post. Still a tied game.
23rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL! Walker Zimmerman’s header off a corner kick was deflected in for an own goal by Sebastien Ibeagha. We’ll take it! Tie game!
13th minute: Goal NYCFC. Tyler Miller saves David Villa’s penalty, but Villa heads in the rebound. LAFC are in a hole early.
12th minute: Referee Chris Penso awards a penalty to NYCFC after Eduard Atuesta handled the ball. They used Video Review, it was pretty clear.
LAFC make one change from Wednesday’s win, as Omar Gaber will start at right back and Steven Beitashour will play left back in place of Jordan Harvey.
NYCFC make one very notable switch, as Sebastien Ibeagha gets the start at center back instead of Maxime Chanot. That one is quite a surprise.
LAFC are in second place in the Western Conference right now, and five games unbeaten, but they’re coming off short rest, having beaten Minnesota United 2-0 on Wednesday. They should face a very tough opponent in NYCFC, who have lost twice in the past three games, including an embarrassing rivalry loss to the New York Red Bulls, but who had previously looked far and away the best team in the league.
This is a fascinating match given the ambition and vulnerabilities on both sides. These teams can score in bunches, they can also concede at will, and they can keep it together. Every match against a new opponent is a measuring stick for LAFC, but this may be one of the best of the lot.
How to Watch LAFC vs. NYCFC:
The match broadcast starts at 5:30 PT. Kickoff will likely be right around 5:30 pm. Everyone in the United States can watch the game on FS1, FOX Deportes or stream it on FOX Sports GO.
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