Full time: New England 0, LAFC 2. It wasn’t easy but LAFC are the better side overall and walk away with three points. Thanks for following along, and look for more coverage soon.
72nd minute: GOOOOOOOOL LAFC! A terrific team buildup is completed by Latif Blessing, who has the composure to bury it when he gets an opening. Outstanding stuff as LAFC double their lead.
42nd minute: So close! Carlos Vela’s breakaway chance was saved, but it ricocheted off Andrew Farrell and was goalbound, before Farrell blocked it right on the line. LAFC still up 1-0.
8th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi takes a ball from over the top from Jordan Harvey, and hits a beautiful chip to give Matt Turner no chance. LAFC have the early lead here.
LAFC have no real surprises in their lineup. Tyler Miller starts, with Pablo Sisniega injured, and Phillip Ejimadu is on the bench for the night. Lee Nguyen is on the bench to start against his old team.
The Revolution play a full-strength XI in this one.
Los Angeles Football Club are looking to continue a run of good form when they head to Massachusetts for the first time ever, to take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
The teams have met once before, a late-season 1-1 draw at The Banc last year. Since then, Brad Friedel has been fired as New England coach, Bruce Arena has taken over, and the Revs went from a team that started the season with a 2-8-2 record to one that’s currently on a 7-0-4 run. Yes, they are the hottest team in MLS right now.
But LAFC have been the best team in MLS this season. They are unbeaten in the Eastern Time Zone so far this year, which may or may not be statistically significant, and Gillette Stadium is a tough place to play. But this should be a tasty match-up, and we’ll see what happens.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (-108), while listing New England as home underdogs (+205). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+340) (Via Caesars Palace).
How to Watch:
This Friday’s clash between LAFC and New England will be televised on YouTube TV and KMVD in Los Angeles, ESPN+ in the rest of the U.S. starting at 4:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.