Full time: LAFC 0, Sporting Kansas City 2. First loss at home for LAFC, first shutout loss at home. Check out our full recap right here.
66th minute: Sporting score again, a penalty by Ilie Sanchez after Dejan Jakovic called for a penalty after kicking Felipe Gutierrez on a challenge.
Halftime: Sporting KC lead 1-0. LAFC struggling in attack but seem pretty good defensively considering the whole unit has changed. Let’s see if they’ll make adjustments to get back into the game.
17th minute: Goal Kansas City. Gerso Fernandes capitalizes on a lightning counter. Tough start, but the play was pretty much flawless.
LAFC make a lot of changes, and Luis Lopez gets his first start:
Sporting play essentially a first-choice lineup:
If it feels like the games are coming thick and fast, that’s because they are. LAFC will be playing their third game in six days, and after this they have another midweek game next week. This schedule is certainly not for the weak.
Expect more changes than usual made to LAFC’s lineup, out of necessity. Among others, Carlos Vela could not walk by the end of Wednesday’s 120 minutes of action in the U.S. Open Cup against the Houston Dynamo — only Diego Rossi and Latif Blessing looked truly fresh among the starters, frankly. I expect Benny Feilhaber to start after coming off at the hour mark, but between fatigue and form, expect some changes. I wouldn’t be surprised if Christian Ramirez starts, based on the fixture congestion. Adama Diomande remains listed on the injury report as questionable with a hamstring injury.
Sporting will likely make LAFC run, in order to break them down and open up the game. LAFC will have their work cut out for them, but this is what squad depth is for — time to see it in action, at home.
How to watch LAFC vs. Sporting KC:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 7:30 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 7:38 pm. You can watch the game on YouTube TV and UniMás 46 in Los Angeles viewing region, and on ESPN+ elsewhere.
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