LAFC vs Houston Dynamo Highlights
Another loss was the result of the LAFC vs Houston Dynamo sold out match on Wednesday at PNC Stadium. LAFC can’t even buy a win at the moment. Surely Houston did, who haven’t won in two months! After losing the past three games that’ve been away from home, the Black and Gold will look forward to heading back to Banc of California Stadium and starting a new leaf.
The Orange Crush were first on the board in the 12th minute of the LAFC vs Houston Dynamo match after Sebastian Ferreira scored a PK following a Video Review of Ilie Sánchez’s penalty on a handball check. Moments later in the 19’, Carlos Vela found Chicho Arango on a cross that led to a header goal at the far post to tie up the game.
Later in the first half, Kwadwo Opoku had a decent look for goal but his left-footed shot deflected off the right post. Known to be a second half team, LAFC just couldn’t get things going in a match where Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark played outstanding with six saves.
Houston had another opportunity to score in the 55th minute when midfielder Griffin Dorsey had a 1v1 against LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau. Dorsey lifted his shot which allowed time for LAFC’s Franco Escobar to knock the ball out of line.
LAFC also had a chance to take the lead in the 69’ after José Cifuentes kicked a clean cross toward Gareth Bale, but Bale’s header was saved immediately by Clark who stuck right in front of him as the play was executed. Just a minute later, Bale was given a second look at goal but the shot was saved by Houston’s Tim Parker who slid and caught the ball.
The pressure was on for both teams, but Houston finally got their way in the 75th minute when Dorsey launched one toward the far post from the top corner of the box. Dorsey’s goal was his first for the 2022 MLS season.
LAFC needs to brush this one off and focus on playing better. No need to dwell on this one, but losing to the third to worst team in the Western Conference shouldn’t be taken easily. Next up is Real Salt Lake on Sunday, September 4.