Fulltime: LAFC 3, Union 3. It was a crazy game, and the teams have to settle for a draw. A treat for neutrals, a less-cherished outcome for fans of the respective teams. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap!
72nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Eddie Segura gets the second chance off a set piece, and his deflected effort trickles into the net. Tied 3-3 now! Never boring!
69th minute: Goal Union. Brendan Aaronson with space in the box, gets a square pass, pivots and scores, easy as you like. 3-2 for the Union.
49th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi with a nice move and right-footed finish in the box to tie it back up, now 2-2.
48th minute: Goal Union. Jakob Glesnes scores his first goal in MLS with a free kick from about 40 yards. Good goal but pretty embarrassing for LAFC! Union up 2-1.
Halftime: Teams are tied 1-1. It’s been frantic, but fairly entertaining so far, but LAFC need to sharpen up if they want to win. Can they find that winner? We’ll find out in the next 45.
38th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Carlos Vela with the free kick to tie up the game, his first ever free kick goal in MLS. We’re level now.
29th minute: Goal Philadelphia. Sergio Santos unleashes a blast from outside the box after a good buildup from the Union. LAFC down a third of the way in.
4th minute: Offside. Diego Rossi scores but the goal is chalked off because he strayed offside. Almost a dream start for LAFC.
LAFC roll out with the group they’ve been using:
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @PhilaUnion.— LAFC (@LAFC) March 9, 2020
Tonight's lineup is presented by @Delta & @AeromexicoUSA.#LAFCvPHI pic.twitter.com/jDuaoVpVF3
For Philly, new signing Jose Andres Martinez is making his MLS debut.
#SquadUp for our battle out west - may be late here, but the boys are hungry— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) March 9, 2020
Tap if you’re gonna be stayin’ up with us!
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Los Angeles Football Club will host the Philadelphia Union in the second game of the 2020 MLS regular season on Sunday at Banc of California Stadium. LAFC are coming off a 1-0 win to open the regular season slate, while the Union suffered a 2-0 road loss at FC Dallas to open their campaign.
Spirits are high for LAFC after two straight wins, but the Union are coming off their best season to date and pushed LAFC to the absolute limit as the teams played to a draw last fall in Pennsylvania. While they lost coming out of the gate, the scoreline was unkind to them, honestly, as they fell to a couple unfortunate breakdowns.
LAFC had to grind it out, but they did, as they beat Inter Miami 1-0 on the back of Carlos Vela’s terrific chip last Sunday at The Banc. With their next Concacaf Champions League series right around the corner against Cruz Azul, the black-and-gold will look to get another win before the games start coming thick and fast in the coming weeks.
Can LAFC keep it rolling or will the Union prove to be too tough to steamroll? We’ll find out Sunday night.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Friday evening, LAFC are favored at home (-250) while Philadelphia are big road underdogs (+600). The odds of a draw are (+380), so the bookmakers think LAFC are a big bet to pick up a win.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Union will be televised on FS1 (English) and Fox Deportes (Spanish) in the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow after. You can watch FS1 and Fox Deportes on FuboTV.
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