(East Los Angeles, CA) November 1, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: The LAFC could have thrown caution to the wind in this match should they have wanted to. However, they went back to their high-scoring techniques and managed to carve out a very valuable and potential “play-off” determining win at the expense of their highly ranked MLS Western Conference opponents, the Seattle Sounders.
Both teams started out very tight and disciplined in this critical home match for the Black & Gold. It stayed that way until the 21st minute when Brian Rodríguez eased in a perfectly timed “grounder” just past the Seattle Sounders goal-keeper, #24/Stefan Frei. (1-0) LAFC. Then, in stoppage time, goal number two came when Latif Blessing delivered on a great assisting crosser from Kim Moon Hwan. Blessing took a nice short-hopped bouncer and slid it past Frei for his first goal in quite awhile. But nonetheless, it was a most-appreciated and much-needed one!!
(HALFTIME SCORE): LAFC 2 Seattle 0
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(2nd Half Scoring): At the 51st minute, Chicho Arango, blasted a long, true, and sharp liner to the left of Frei, making it then a foregone conclusion that the winner would be the Black & Gold of LAFC.
(FULL-TIME SCORE): LAFC 3 Seattle 0 (ATTENDANCE): 22,030
El Capitán, Carlos Vela, was at the game, suited up, and sat on the team bench watching and appreciating the play of his teammates. He entered the game at the 77th minute on a Coach Bob Bradley decision. Much to the roar and delight of his many, many fans.
(Of Significance): Grupo 3252’s Man of the Match: Jamal Blackman. Going into tonight’s match, LAFC is currently in 9th place with 44 points, behind #7 Vancouver with 47 points, and #8 Salt Lake with 45 points. All three teams have not yet been eliminated from the playoffs.
(Next Up): The Vancouver White Caps, for the Black & Gold’s final home game of the season. This match can be watched via: MLS LIVE on ESPN+, Bally Sports SoCal, & Estrella TV. Fans can also listen on 1110 AM ESPN, ESPN App, & 980 AM La Mera Mera.
Their final regular season game will take place on Sunday, 11/7, against the Colorado Rapids at 3:00 pm. and can be viewed once again via MLS LIVE on ESPN+, My13 KCOP, & Estrella TV, It will also be carried on Radio 1110 AM ESPN, ESPN App, & 980 AM La Mera Mera.