LAFC vs Colorado Rapids Highlights
On Saturday, May 22 at Banc of California Stadium, the LAFC vs Colorado Rapids matchup ended in a 2-1 victory for the Black & Gold. Missing three games with a leg injury, Carlos Vela, the 2019 MLS MVP, returned and made his second start of the season. He also assisted Diego Rossi’s second goal of the match.
Traded from FC Dallas back in January, Michael Barrios scored his first goal for Colorado in his sixth game with the team. Aside from the lone goal, the Colorado Rapids couldn’t find any more successful opportunities for the rest of the match.
At the 14th minute of the match, LAFC’s Corey Baird passed through a few Rapids’ defenders and located Rossi who finished across goalkeeper William Yarbrough for the 1-0 lead..On Rossi’s brace, Vela was able to take a pass from Tristan Blackmon and found Rossi within the penalty area.
After starting the weekend in last place in the Western Conference, LAFC now sits in ninth place, and level on points with Real Salt Lake but down on goal difference. LAFC will face New York City FC next Saturday on May 29.