Full time: LAFC 4, Atlanta 3. It was wild, but LAFC held on and grabbed a big win over Atlanta. Thanks for following along, we’ll have more coverage coming up soon.
51st minute: Eddie Segura scores an own goal, so it’s tight now, a 4-3 lead for LAFC.
45+2nd minute: Goal Atlanta. Josef Martinez gets a cutback in tons of space and cuts LAFC’s lead to two. What a half.
45th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Eduard Atuesta takes a feed from Diomande, pirouettes and finishes. 4-1!
42nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela draws a penalty on Franco Escobar and converts the spot kick himself to extend his scoring run and LAFC’s lead. Vamos!
38th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi strokes in a strike off LAFC crashing Atlanta’s box and the home team has the lead.
33rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Adama Diomande takes a feed from Mark-Anthony Kaye and hits a near-post blast to beat the defender and Brad Guzan in goal. We’re evened up here.
2nd minute: Goal Atlanta. Mo Adams scores his first MLS goal with a nice finish off an Atlanta free kick. Early hole for the black-and-gold.
One huge change for LAFC, as Pablo Sisniega is back in goal for LAFC. The rest of the lineup is as you were.
Atlanta make a bunch of changes, but they haven’t exactly had a settled lineup this season.
LAFC played one of its worst games of the season against the Galaxy. The squad was very sloppy and unable to produce enough goalscoring opportunities. The backline, consisting of Harvey-Segura-Zimmerman-Blackmon, was not able to prevent Zlatan from dominating, as he netted a hat-trick en route to a 3-2 Galaxy victory.
Against a powerful attack such as that of Atlanta, Bob Bradley’s defense must improve drastically. Another woeful performance by the backline would make a victory vs. Atlanta very unlikely. The South American attacking trio of reigning MLS MVP Josef Martinez, Ezequiel Barco, and Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez is extremely lethal.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (-225), while listing Atlanta United as road underdogs (+490). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+390) (Via Caesars Palace).
How to Watch:
This Friday’s clash between LAFC and Atlanta United will be televised by ESPN starting at 7:00 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.