Full time: LAFC 3, San Jose 1. LAFC brush off the early deficit to come roaring back to win and advance in the U.S. Open Cup. Thanks for following along! Plenty of coverage to come.
85th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela with the vital insurance tally to all but seal the win. Looks like LAFC are headed to the quarterfinals!
60th minute: GOOOOOoOoaL LAFC! Carlos Vela sends an exquisite pass through to Adama Diomande, who has the patience to shoot at the right moment. LAFC have the upper hand now.
35th minute: GOOOOOOOOAL LAFC! Diego Rossi ties it up with a deft chip from a tight angle. We’re back on level terms here.
7th minute: Goal San Jose. Vako with the early tally to show the Quakes are up for it tonight. Good news is LAFC have time to make it up.
LAFC play a similar lineup to their last game, with the big change being Adama Diomande getting the start for Christian Ramirez:
San Jose, meanwhile, are playing a strong lineup, but Andrew Tarbell, the backup GK, starts again in the Open Cup.
In the Round of 32, LAFC traveled to Utah for a matchup against Real Salt Lake. Bob Bradley’s squad dominated for all 90 minutes resulting in a 3-0 victory for the Angeleno side.
The performance was capped by the heavily anticipated debut of Salvadoran forward Rodolfo Zelaya, who promptly struck the post on a free kick minutes after entering. Zelaya’s free kick provided Adama Diomande with an easy tap-in goal.
Unlike LAFC’s tough Round of 32 draw, the San Jose Earthquakes hosted a rather weak Sacramento Republic FC side. Matias Almeyda’s squad was able to flip the script on Sacramento after falling behind on two separate occasions during the first half. Although LAFC will be heavily favored on Thursday, this current San Jose side has been in form as of late, boosted by the resurgence of MLS all-time goal scorer, Chris Wondolowski.
Bookmakers currently favor LAFC at (-320), while listing the San Jose Earthquakes as sizable road underdogs (+600). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+415) (Odds valid during regulation time) (Via BookmakerEU).
How to Watch:
This Thursday’s U.S. Open Cup clash between LAFC and the San Jose Earthquakes will be televised by ESPN+ starting 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be radio broadcasted on the ESPN app.
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