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LAFC Blitzes Vancouver Whitecaps In 6-0 Win

Black & Gold Move Upwards And Are Now In 6th Place.

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(East Los Angeles, CA) September 25, 2020 [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Club’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration seemed to have been the badly needed inspiration and motivation for them to score a huge “must-win” while at the same time, showing no mercy on their opponent, the Vancouver Whitecaps, routing them by the final score of (6-0). The win pushed LAFC’s record to (5-5-3 for 18 points), and good for 6th place in the Western Conference standings as of this posting. To see the match highlights, click here.

Special Match “Theme” Note From The Editor: LAFC will honor First Responders and Firefighters at Sunday’s match. In support of both Wildfire and COVID-19 relief efforts, the Club will host non-profit donations through the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and the American Red Cross. The Club will also honor those serving with a “Moment of Silence” before kickoff along with the Falcon Flight.


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Next Up: San José Earthquakes, (2-5-5 for 11 points) at the Banc of California Stadium, 7:30 pm, Sunday, Sept. 27th. To view the match go to: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US.

Match Recap: The first half started at a much quicker pace in comparison to the previous six. Numerous shots were fired on goal in a surprisingly easy way by the “Black & Gold.” So much so, that they scored their first 4 goals in the opening 14′ minutes of the match, an MLS record-setting performance. The first came on a corner kick, at the 2′ minute marker, by center-back and Yugoslavian National, Dejan Jackovic. And then the Bradley Wright-Phillips video highlight reel began rolling at minute 6′ which was then followed by his 2nd match goal, his 115th career point, and now tied for 6th on the All-Time MLS scoring list, just five minutes later, at the 11′ marker. Both of these goals are worth seeing as often as the fan can appreciate great soccer/fútbol. As the flood gates stayed open, it was at minute 14′ that WhitecapRanko Vaselinovic, was given the official scorecard credit of being tagged with a self/own goal. That was followed on at the 33′ minute by LAFC Superstar, Diego Rossi, who cashed in with his score, after taking an assist from forward, Mark-Anthony Kaye. The goal gave Rossi a total of (11) for the season, and the Top spot on scoring leaders in the MLS. The match was definitely over by the half, with the Banc of California’s amazing scoreboard reading, LAFC (5)Vancouver (0).

(2nd Half): Since all of the damage was done in the barrage of goals in the first half, Head Coach Bob Bradley was able to use (5) of his reserves, and in the 68′ minute, a second self/own goal was charged to the Whitecaps, this time to Andy Rose. In using his complement of available players, Coach Bradley saw fit to have Eduard Atuesta log in (72) minutes of valuable time, after recovering from his previous injury. However, Carlos Vela is still not yet 100% cleared for his long-expected return. After the 6th goal, it was all academic from that point on as the LAFC closed out a high-scoring match that the LAFC fan-base and especially Grupo 3252, were eagerly awaiting, and longing to cheer for. 


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