Full time: LAFC 6, Whitecaps 1. LAFC go down early but then the goals came in a flood, for a record-breaking win. Thanks for following, will have more coverage coming out soon.
85th minute: Red card, Vancouver. Fredy Montero cuts down Mark-Anthony Kaye with a bad tackle, and is shown a straight red card.
72nd minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi adds to the deluge, with a shot that goes off the crossbar and comes down over the line before bouncing out.
70th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Vela is in the right spot to capitalize with a header on the doorstep when the Whitecaps bundle it. Two goals for El Capi tonight, now 5-1.
54th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela hits a trademark shot that makes an enormous deflection, but it goes in. LAFC rolling 4-1 at this point.
46th minute: LAFC GOOOOOOOOOL! Mark-Anthony Kaye shoots from just outside the box to extend the black-and-gold lead. Great start to the second half.
41st minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Adama Diomande scores a header on the doorstep from another corner kick. Home side now leads.
35th minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela’s corner kick service is bundled in for an own goal by Andy Rose. We’ll take it. Tie game.
33rd minute: LAFC has been bombarding Vancouver’s goal and nearly scored, as Tristan Blackmon’s header off a corner kick clangs off the crossbar, but no dice yet. LAFC still trail.
5th minute: Goal Vancouver. A big switch catches Pablo Sisniega way out of goal and he misses it altogether. Yordy Reyna pounces and coolly finishes in the open net. LAFC down early here.
LAFC make a few changes. Notably, Dejan Jakovic will make his first appearance of the season, while Adama Diomande, Mohamed El-Munir and Lee Nguyen also get starts.
Vancouver rotate their lineups a lot, but this is a strong group by their standards.
LAFC is coming off an eye-opening 5-1 victory on the road against Sporting Kansas City. This match proved to be one of Bob Bradley’s best games as a manager as the attack seemed dangerous at all times.
On the contrary, the Whitecaps are currently in the process of finding a new identity under the command of first-year head coach Marc Dos Santos.
The former LAFC assistant has been given the tough task of rebuilding the oft-struggling Vancouver squad that has been plagued with issues over the past few seasons.
Look for Bob Bradley to continue rotating the lineup in order to alleviate the fatigue caused by the lack of rest in upcoming weeks.
Bookmakers currently favor LAFC at (-450), while listing the Vancouver Whitecaps as heavy underdogs (+1100). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+550) (Via OddsPortal).
How to Watch:
This Saturday’s Western Conference clash between LAFC and the Vancouver Whitecaps will be televised by YouTubeTV (LA), KVMD (LA), and ESPN+ (rest of United States) starting at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.