Full time: LAFC 4, San Jose 0. LAFC roll, although San Jose had their chances, believe it or not. Thanks for following, we’ve got more coming on this game.
Never mind, not a goal
91st minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Adama Diomande dribbles through two defenders to get a golazo of his own. LAFC have a 5-0 lead very late.
81st minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Josh Perez finally gets his first goal, and a weight is lifted for the youngster.
Halftime: LAFC are up 3-0. They are rolling, and while the Quakes can feel aggrieved they didn’t get a penalty for a Jordan Harvey handball, LAFC are otherwise killing them. We’ll see if they can keep this up for another 45.
41st minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela with quite possibly his best-ever goal in MLS, a give-and-go with Rossi before dribbling through defenders, then dribbling around the goal before slamming it in. Incredible.
17th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela scored the penalty after Anibal Godoy handles the ball in San Jose’s box. Goal No. 25 for Carlitos, and a 2-0 lead for LAFC.
6th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi finishes with the rebound after Josh Perez’s shot is saved by Daniel Vega. Good start for the home side.
LAFC start Adama Diomande on the bench, with Josh Perez starting. Tristan Blackmon replaces the suspended Walker Zimmerman in the back.
San Jose play a pretty strong lineup, although Matias Almeyda rotates a decent amount regularly already.
This past weekend, LAFC traveled to Utah, coming out victorious against Real Salt Lake by a scoreline of 2-0. Forward Carlos Vela scored another goal from the spot, breaking ex-Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco’s MLS record for most combined goals and assists in a season (39). With nine games left in the regular season, Vela has plenty of time to further widen the gap.
After a midseason resurgence, the Earthquakes have hit a standstill, losing two games in a row. Matias Almeyda’s squad has dropped to 6th in the Western Conference following its losing streak. As of late, however, Georgia-international attacking midfielder Vako Qazaishvili has continued to tear opposing defenses apart. His eight goals on the season are just behind team leader Chris Wondolowski, who has 10.
Bookmakers currently favor LAFC at (-250), while listing the San Jose Earthquakes as underdogs (+525). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+400) (Via Bovada).
How to Watch:
This Wednesday’s Western Conference tilt between LAFC and the San Jose Earthquakes will be televised by UniMás and streamed on Twitter starting 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be radio broadcasted by 710 ESPN and KFWB 980.
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