89th minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Brian Rodriguez with the goal to truly ice it. LAFC are going to win.
82nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Rossi strips Arreaga and finally gets his second of the night. Two-goal lead, let’s see this out!
75th minute: Sounders goal. Substitutes Joevin Jones and Will Bruin link up with Bruin redirecting the cross into the net. Game on, LAFC lead by a goal here.
Halftime: LAFC up 2-0 at the break. How we feeling so far? They’re getting the job done but the Sounders definitely have fight left in them.
39th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Latif Blessing gets credit for a wildly deflected cross, but it counts as a goal for LAFC either way. Black-and-gold now up 2-0.
14th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi draws the penalty and converts it. LAFC have the lead, but there’s plenty of work to be done here.
LAFC go back to their lineup from the first group stage game. Dejan Jakovic and Kenneth Vermeer start here.
Seattle have no surprises in their XI. Xavier Arreaga is back at central defense after a prior concussion.
LAFC posted a 1-0-2 record in the group stage, and while their romp over the LA Galaxy was a highlight, they remain a work in progress after a four-month layoff, something that’s true for pretty much all the teams in the tournament. The Sounders, meanwhile, had a 1-1-1 record in their group stage run, but saved the best for last to win their most recent game and will hope they’re rounding into form.
LAFC were unbeaten against the Sounders until last year’s Western Conference Final, which Seattle pretty much dominated at The Banc. Will their success in knockout games, including against LAFC, continue in this game? Or will LAFC regain supremacy against a game Sounders side? This is one of the best matchups of the round, and should be a clash of the titans.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LAFC are (-103) while the Sounders are (+230). The odds of a draw are (+290), so the bookmakers continue to give the edge to LAFC, even with the Sounders’ experience and success in knockout games.
How to Watch:
Monday’s match between LAFC and the Sounders will be televised nationally on FS1 and UniMás in the United States, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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