Full time: LAFC 3, Dynamo 1. THE SHIELD IS THEIRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
82nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Eduard Atuesta with a wicked curling free kick that fools Joe Willis. The Shield is black-and-gold!!!!!!
70th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! After a Dynamo deflection goes off the crossbar, Diego Rossi with a diving header to score the go-ahead goal. LAFC now up 2-1, need to see this out.
Halftime: It’s tied 1-1. 45 minutes for LAFC to make history. Can they get it done? Stay tuned.
28th minute: Dynamo goal. Tyler Miller fails to catch a corner kick and ends up scoring an own goal on the scramble.
23rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela scores the penalty drawn by Brian Rodriguez to give LAFC the lead. He’s got 30 goals for the season, just one behind the record.
LAFC make a few rotations, with some younger legs at fullback and Lee Nguyen coming in midfield for Mark-Anthony Kaye.
Houston play a pretty strong XI, although Alberth Elis is on the bench for some reason. No surprise, Christian Ramirez starts against his old team.
However, if NYCFC lose or draw vs. Atlanta United, Bob Bradley’s squad could clinch the Shield, regardless.
As of late, winning hasn’t been coming easy for LAFC. After a draw this past weekend vs. Toronto FC, LAFC extended its winless streak to five.
A mediocre Houston squad seems like the perfect opponent to remedy bad form and continue the winning ways that saw Bradley’s boys tear up MLS for most of the season.
Davy Arnaud’s Dynamo squad has been led by its talented attackers. The duo of Alberth Elis and Mauro Manotas has combined for 21 goals and 13 assists. Former LAFC forward Christian Ramirez has scored 3 goals in his first 5 appearances with the Dynamo.
Bookmakers currently favor LAFC at (-380), while listing the Houston Dynamo as heavy road underdogs (+750). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+525) (Via Bovada).
How to Watch:
This Wednesday’s Western Conference tilt between LAFC and the Houston Dynamo will be televised by YouTubeTV (LA), KVMD (LA) and ESPN+ 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.