Full time: Tough game for LAFC, as they drop a lead and fail to convert a second chance. Here’s our full recap of the game.
56th minute: Maxi Urruti with a patented goal, making a quick run at the top of the box and blasting into the bottom corner. Tie ballgame, LAFC need to step up to grab the lead once more.
Halftime: LAFC are up 1-0. Several half-decent looks in the final half of the first 45, but they couldn’t add to the lead. Both teams will look to regroup and come out stronger in the second half.
18th minute: Laurent Ciman saves a goal! The captain makes a goal line clearance to preserve LAFC’s lead, after Santiago Mosquera blew by Walker Zimmerman and chipped Tyler Miller.
9th minute: Goooooooooooooool! Steven Beitashour opens the scoring with a well-timed run into the box and the attacker’s finish. First goal for the right back this season to put LAFC ahead.
LAFC go for a 4-3-3, with Eduard Atuesta in midfield and Omar Gaber going to the bench, while Latif Blessing will start with Marco Ureña out injured.
FC Dallas, meanwhile, have no big surprises, as they play in a variation of a 4-4-2 with two wide midfielders.
Los Angeles Football Club will try to continue their strong start to life in Banc of California Stadium in hosting FC Dallas on Saturday afternoon. The meeting, the first between the clubs, is a good early-season test between two Western Conference teams on the same number of games and LAFC currently three points ahead in the standings.
There will be some lineup shuffling for this one on LAFC’s part, as Marco Ureña is out with a broken face. Expect Latif Blessing to return to the starting lineup, and likely Diego Rossi to start up top in Ureña’s spot, with Blessing playing in his usual role out wide. Joao Moutinho is officially listed as questionable, but given Jordan Harvey’s flawless play so far at left back, expect the American to remain in that spot for the Dallas game.
On Dallas’ side, no suspensions or publicly known injuries of regular contributors, and U.S. international Kellyn Acosta could make his season debut in this game after undergoing sports hernia surgery. They’re coming off their first loss of the season last week on the road to NYCFC, and while LAFC are eager to continue their hurt, Dallas will be plenty motivated to show they are an elite team, as pundits have downplayed their good start to the season on a results basis. Spoiling LAFC’s party at home is all the motivation they’ll need, but hey, LAFC will be plenty motivated to keep the good times rolling, too.
How to Watch LAFC vs. FC Dallas:
The match broadcast starts at 12:55 pm PT. Kickoff will likely be around 1 pm. Everyone in the United States can watch the game on Univision or Twitter.com.
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