Final score: LAFC 4, Philadelphia 1. LAFC roll behind Diomande’s production. Check out our full recap of the game.
96th minute: GOOOOOOOOAL! Latif Blessing gets on the board after an industrious 90+ minutes. This one is over.
55th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Diomande scores the first hat trick in LAFC history!
45th minute: Goal Philly. Fafa Picault narrows LAFC’s lead to one with a redirect right in front of goal.
43rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOAL! Diomande has his second of the game after a good buildup from LAFC.
25th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Adama Diomande with a twisting move in the box, as he moves away from goal on a stepover but buries his shot inside the far post to put LAFC ahead.
Mark-Anthony Kaye returns for LAFC, while Diego Rossi is out with his hamstring problem:
The Union, meanwhile, will be without Borek Dockal, the reigning MLS Player of the Week due to family reasons:
Los Angeles Football Club will look to make it three wins in a row in league play when they host the Philadelphia Union for the teams’ first-ever meeting on Saturday evening. Both teams are in decent form at the moment, are both in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, but are looking to stay hot as the weather heats up.
LAFC will be celebrating pride, and hopefully it’s a festive occasion for LGBTQ fans in attendance, and LGBTQ LAFC fans in general.
Will LAFC get another good result? Will Philly get a cross-country win or hold the SoCal side like D.C. United did earlier this season? Should be a good game.
How to Watch LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 5 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 5:07 pm that timer. You can watch the game on on YouTube TV and UniMás 46 in the Los Angeles blackout zone, and on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
Pre-match reading materials:
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