(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The stage was set, the mood was right, the climate was perfect, and the crowd, from Royalty, to celebrity types representing Cinema to Music & Arts, to Deluxe BMO Box patrons, to El Grupo 3252 and the Northern End fans, plus everyone else in between, all were unanimously in a totally electrified mind-set with true soccer-mania reigning in, and over BMO Stadium. Be careful not to forget the hospitality displayed by our sports-loving and hosting City of the Angels. And for what reason some are still asking. Well, the answer is still creating a buzz nearly a week after the biggest soccer match played in our city, county, state, and country this year, Just give a good listen around town and someone will be talking about the fact, or fiction, that they were part of the crowd on that historic day.
It was great to see that the LAFC, eventhough they did not win the match, were able to shine brightly in all of their fans’ presence and then experience the sport’s highest regard of competing against Soccer’s latest, and brightest shining star, Lionel Messi, as he led his MLS team, Inter-Miami, into BMO Stadium, the “Place To Be In L.A.” After all, this was the match that millions of Soccer/Fútbol fans in the world wanted to see.
And so it was as the “sold-out” BMO crowd settled in for the main event of the evening, our very own LAFC, 3rd in the MLS Western Conference, ready to battle a re-vamped Eastern Conference foe in the form of the Inter-Miami squad, complete with its super-talented mix of soccer giants, wearing their light pink uniforms and followed by their million+ fans, all who were intently watching every pass, corner-kick, penalties, and every goal that was attempted and made. Here is the brief match summary as described by the LAFC Communications Team.
We hope you will also take some time to view the outstanding photo gallery courtesy of LAFC that captures so many magnificent moments of the day, the match, and the forever moments frozen .
LAFC SUFFERS 3-1 LOSS TO INTER MIAMI
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) saw its four-game home winning streak come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Inter Miami on Sunday night. Ryan Hollingshead scored LAFC’s lone goal in the 90th minute in front of a record crowd of 22,921 at BMO Stadium.
Despite the loss, LAFC remains in third place in the MLS Western Conference with an 11-8-7 record for 40 points.
LAFC will be back in action on Saturday, September 9 when the club travels north to face the Portland Timbers. That game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, 710 AM and 980 AM.
[NEWS & NOTES]
- Ryan Hollingshead scored his third goal of the season in the 90th minute. He is now tied with Stipe Biuk and Mateusz Bogusz for third on the team in MLS goals this season.
- Hollingshead has now scored in each of his last two home games, having also tallied in the 4-0 win over Colorado on August 23.
- Carlos Vela was credited with the lone assist on Hollingshead’s goal. That was his team-best eighth of the season, leaving him two assists shy of his fourth season with double-digit assists in MLS.
- This was LAFC’s first home loss to an Eastern Conference opponent since a 2-1 loss to New York City FC on May 29, 2021.