Los Angeles football Club is still chasing history after a 4-2 victory over the visiting team from the Empire state, New York Redbulls (11-10-4). LAFC (17-3-4) was able to secure the match with 4 goals in the second half. Carlos Vela scored a goal with 2 assist in Sunday night’s victory over New York. He scored a penalty in the 61st minute, adding towards his MLS record of 23 goals this season.
The home team took an early lead with 2 goals; one in the 23rd minute by Jordan Harvey, and the second 25th minute by Latif Blessing. Harvey headed in his first goal of the season that came from a Carlos Vela assist. Blessing scored on a Steven Beitashour cross pass.
LAFC allowed the New York offense to be aggressive shortl;y after their 2-0 lead. The RedBull’s Christian Casseres Jr put one behind the net at the 42nd minute, and before the referee can blow the whistle to end the first half, Brian White’s equalizer keep the game interesting at the half.
The second half gave us 2 more goals; a penalty by Carlos Vela, and Eddie Segura putting in the 4th at the 72nd minute. The home team took control with a dominance performance by its midfield. They seemed to have found their niche in controlling the touch and possession. (LAFC with a 61% to New York’s 49% possession).
LAFC has pulled ahead from the rest of the Western Conference since coming back from the All-Star break. There now is a wide open gap between the Philadelphia Union (13-7-6) 45 points, and LAFC. This puts them in a confident advantage to possibly win the Supporters Shield race with a 55 points at this point with only 10 more games to play.
It has been a special second season for Los Angeles F.C. Showing no signs of slowing down in this dominance rhythm this season.The following three weeks will be matches against opponents in the Western Conference, involving their inner city rivals, Galaxy. The loss on July 19th left a nasty taste in their mouths, and August 25th will bring an interesting rematch at the Banc of California. With just two more victories, and the Supporters Shield will most likely belong to LAFC.