LAFC vs FC Dallas Highlights – July 1, 2023
Losing their second straight game, the Black and Gold were shut out in the LAFC vs FC Dallas matchup on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. We don’t want to blame it on the scorching 90 degree weather in Frisco, Texas, but the loss was LAFC’s seventh over their last 10 games, lowering them to second place in the Western Conference.
FC Dallas offense didn’t require the presence of leading scorer Jesus Ferreira as forward Bernard Kamungo and defender Sam Junqua each scored a goal in the second half of the match. The first goal came in the 56th minute of the match when Kamungo followed up a floaty throw-in with a quick tap past LAFC goalkeeper John McCarthy.
Junqua scored in the 90th minute on an absolute bullet from the penalty arc to bring FC Dallas’ lead to 2-0 and the Black and Gold out of their misery. As the Toros succeeded on both their shots on target, LAFC only had the opportunity to land three shots on target off of 15 shots throughout the entire game.
“Unfortunately that was enough to beat us tonight,” said LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo.
“We can discuss all the variables,” said Kellyn Acosta. “Congested schedule. We can talk about the weather, talk about this, talk about that. We were unable to capitalize on our chances and we were made to pay for it.”
We’re not trying to make any excuses, but LAFC has played 29 games across all competitions, making it the most played in MLS history. We’ll see if two days rest is enough as the club will face off against the LA Galaxy in an highly anticipated episode of El Tráfico at the Rose Bowl on July 4th.