Full time: LAFC 3, Rapids 1. Feels good to win, and it was a historic occasion for LAFC. Thanks for following, we’ll have more up very soon.
51st minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Who else? Vela completes the hat trick with a tap-in off Blackmon’s terrific cross. LAFC restore their two-goal lead.
40th minute: Goal Rapids. Kei Kamara hits a diving header from a cross that sneaks in off the post. We’ve still got a game here, 2-1.
31st minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela again, this time with a bicycle! Que golazo! LAFC up 2-0.
28th minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela makes MLS history with his 32nd goal of the regular season, breaking the single-season MLS scoring record. And what a terrific goal to do it with, too. LAFC bossing the game and now ahead 1-0.
LAFC go with most of the standbys, Tyler Miller in goal, Tristan Blackmon at right back.
Colorado roll out a full-strength lineup, no surprise with a spot in the playoffs possibly on the line. Tim Howard starts, possibly his last-ever game as a pro.
LAFC has already secured the Supporters’ Shield, but plenty of accomplishments remain on the table.
With a win on Sunday, LAFC would break the New York Red Bulls’ single-season points record. Also, with a goal, Carlos Vela would reach 32, breaking Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez’s single-season goal record.
On the other hand, the Colorado Rapids are looking to wreak havoc and sneak into the playoffs. Robin Fraser’s squad has been quality as of late, notching five wins in its last six matches. Veteran forward Kei Kamara has continued to produce, netting 13 goals thus far this season.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (-305), while listing the Colorado Rapids as road underdogs (+575). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+450) (Via Bovada).
How to Watch:
This Sunday’s Western Conference match between LAFC and the Colorado Rapids will be televised by YouTubeTV (LA), Unimas 46 (LA) and ESPN+ starting at 1:00 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.