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Los Angeles MLS recap

Over the weekend, LAFC was away on a Western Conference game against Sporting KC.

Los Angeles Football Club battled their hearts out with the 3252 alongside them cheering as loud as their lungs could allow. 

In the 37th minute Rodger Espinoza fired  a rocket that zoomed past Tyler Miller making it an early goal for Sporting KC. 

In the second half, LAFC came back with alot more energy and ready to turn things around. They maintained a great ball possesion, tried some shots, however Kansas City had a wall too hard to knockdown. 

At the 62nd minute, Seth Sinovic gave a way a hand ball that had the ref sending him packing. This was a hopeful moment for LAFC both during the PK and Sporting KC, playing one man down.

Carlos Vela didnt hesitate to turn it for LAFC. 

At this point, LAFC just needed one more goal to seal the win and be the top of the Western Conference.What an historical moment it would have been for LAFC on their inaugural seaon! They still made history with their points.

Sporting KC just wanted otherwise for LAFC. At minute 72, Dániel Sallói closed the doors LAFC. With the 10 men, they contained LAFC's persistent attacks till the last whistle.

Project Galaxy goes down

On the other hand, LAFC's arch rivals LA Galaxy had their dreams to the play off taken from them at the stub hub.

Ola Kamara started the Galaxy off with two goals at 27th and 30th minute. Literally 3 minute back to back goals!

At the end of first half, this was the talk of the game.

The already knocked out Huston Dynamo had nothing to loose or win from this but must have vowed not to go down alone.

12 minutes after the start of 2nd half, Romell Quioto danced with the Galaxy defence before firing a shot between two defending players and into the net. 

Later on Mauro Manotas converted a PK into an equalizer for the Dynamos.

Like they were done, Mauro Manotas buried the Galaxy's dreams right infront of their home fans with an assist from Elis, making it 3-1 against the Galaxy. 

This must have been tough for the Galaxy fans, the players, especially Ibrahimovic who had talked of victory everywhere he goes.

It adds the pinch since he had missed an opportunity earlier in the game. An opportunity that might have shapped the game for them.

Galaxy's loss paved ways for Real Salt Lake who clinched the last spot for the playoffs. 

A dream come close for Zlatan. They could have played LAFC in the playoffs at the Banc Of California Stadium, just like he wanted.


With all said and done, Los Angeles still has one team to watch in the playoffs. May be the question left is, will all the soccer fans be cheering for the still standing LAFC?

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