LAFC appeared a bit like a ship without a captain, due to injuries and a unfortunate backlines changes. The frontline missed MVP, Carlos Vela who is still nursing a left knee injury, Brian Rodriguez and Diego Rossi who were out for international duty.
LAFC stood strong against Seattle Sounders giving them a taste of their own medicine as a reminder of how a 3-1 victory feels.
LAFC was off to a rough start loosing Mark-Anthony Kaye to an injury as well as his substitute Andy Najar just minutes into first half, forcing coach Bob Bradley to make on the spot adjustments.
“ It’s part of becoming a better team. There’s days were we have to take advantage of the experiences and leaders in these games.” Said Bob Bradley
The 2019 champions Seattle Sounders were favorites in this game, with all the experience and having thrashed LAFC in the past, this match was going to be a walk in the park but LAFC's efforts outplayed them. Sounders are currently holding the 1st position in the western conference with 7 consecutive wins.
This match marked the seventh regular season meeting between these two sides, with LAFC holding a 3-2-1 record in the series. LAFC currently sits in 5th place in the Western Conference with a 6-6-3 record (21 points).
In a successful victory LAFC is now happy with the performance but not satisfied as they move on to Vancouver on Wednesday amid Covid-19 in this upcoming month.
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