Full time: LAFC 5, Quakes 1. Big win for the home side. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap.
92nd minute: Goal Quakes. Danny Hoesen spoils LAFC’s clean sheet with a strike on the final kick of the game.
83rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Danny Musovski scores his first goal in MLS and against his old team! 5-0 lead now!
69th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Rossi gets his second of the night and shows some class with the finish.
64th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Jose Cifuentes opens his MLS account with a terrific goal.
49th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Bradley Wright-Phillips gets his goal as he finishes a good counterattack for the black-and-gold. LAFC now up 2-0.
21st minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi finally opens the scoring with a classy stroke from an angle to give the black-and-gold a deserved lead.
Bob Bradley rings in the changes, as expected. Pablo Sisniega in goal, Tristan Blackmon moves to central defense, Latif Blessing to right back, Jose Cifuentes and Pancho Ginella team up with Mark-Anthony Kaye in midfield, attacking line is the same, though.
San Jose make no changes from their last XI at the weekend:
¡VAMOS SAN JOSE! pic.twitter.com/OYCYs2AMSW— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 3, 2020
Los Angeles Football Club will look to dust themselves off after a rare two-game losing run, as they are scheduled to host the San Jose Earthquakes for the teams’ first meeting of 2020 Wednesday night at Banc of California Stadium.
LAFC lost their second game in a row Sunday, as defensive miscues led to a 3-1 defeat against the Seattle Sounders in Washington. Diego Rossi did get back on the scoresheet in that game, but there was not a lot else to write home about from a rough defeat. Although the energy level was better, the black-and-gold were still miles off their opponent, and that cost them.
They’ll take on an Earthquakes side that had a month off between the end of the MLS is Back Tournament and their return to action, Saturday against the LA Galaxy in Carson. The Quakes really didn’t look rusty, but they couldn’t hold onto a lead and lost 3-2 in that one, so they’ll be eager to get three points against LAFC, a team that’s historically given them fits.
Can LAFC bounce back? Can the Quakes lay on the hurt? This is going to be another interesting game, and to an extent, it’s the kind of game LAFC really could use a victory in so they can get some traction on this part of the weirdest season in history.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Sunday evening, LAFC are (-175) while San Jose are (+380). The odds of a draw are (+340). I think it makes sense for the bookmakers to make LAFC the favorite, but it makes less sense to make them overwhelming favorites like this, unless they can see into the future...
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LAFC and the Earthquakes will be televised nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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