Full time: LAFC 4, Toronto FC 2. LAFC make it interesting at the end, but they hold on for their first road win since June. Great job!
94th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC. Carlos Vela with the most badass nonchalant strike you’ll ever see. Wow. Game over.
93rd minute: LAFC get really nervous as Altidore grabs his second. Two minutes of stoppage time left...here we go.
74th minute: Goal Toronto. Jozy Altidore grabs one back for TFC. Can LAFC hold onto a two-goal lead?
49th minute: Goal! Lee Nguyen with a terrific one-timer in the box to put LAFC ahead 3-0. Leggoooooooooo!
47th minute: GOLAZO! Rossi takes an assist from a nearby TFC defender, knocking down the diagonal cross, and blasts a half-volley past Clint Irwin. LAFC up 2-0.
Halftime: LAFC lead 1-0. A few nervy moments, a fortunate goal, but LAFC are holding steady through 45. Can they see it out? We’ll find out.
23rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL! Diego Rossi’s shot pings around and gets a kind bounce or two on its way into the net. LAFC have the lead.
15th minute: Save! Tyler Miller comes up big to push away Sebastian Giovinco’s bicycle attempt from the edge of the box (for real).
Los Angeles Football Club are looking to get back in the win column on the road, something that has been tough the past couple months, as they head to Ontario (Canada) for the first time to take on Toronto FC on Saturday evening.
LAFC face a TFC team desperate for points and in form, quite a poor combination. Sebastian Giovinco was rested midweek and has been playing something close to his best in recent weeks, and LAFC will have their hands full. In addition, TFC rested most of their starters on Wednesday in their loss on the road against the Portland Timbers, so most of the defending champs will be fresh and ready to go.
LAFC enter the game with the likelihood Dejan Jakovic and Walker Zimmerman will pair in central defense, with the departure of Laurent Ciman earlier this week and Danilo Silva ruled out with an injury. Jakovic will be returning to the area he grew up in, so maybe that will be a nice boost. Or maybe LAFC will have trouble defending TFC’s multifaceted attack.
No suspensions on either side, and in addition to Silva, Adama Diomande is ruled out injured for LAFC. For Toronto, defenders Auro and Chris Mavinga are out hurt.
How to watch Toronto FC vs. LAFC:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 5 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 5:08 pm. You can watch the game on YouTube TV and UniMás 46 in the Los Angeles viewing area, and ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
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