LAFC vs Portland Timbers Highlights
LAFC are finally starting to look like themselves, despite still being without the reigning MLS MVP, Carlos Vela. They gave the Portland Timbers a full dose of their potent attack on Sunday at the Banc, winning 4-2 in their last grasp at points before the end of the first phase of the MLS regular season restart.
The first half was electric, ushering in five of the game’s six goals. But it was the visiting side that struck first. Nice build up play in the 25th minute from the Timbers saw them work the ball around the top of the box until a pick on Segura left Eryk Williamson alone for the slot past Sisniega.
There were four more goals in the next 22 minutes.
LAFC seemed to wake up after going down a goal, and Mark-Anthony Kaye managed to get them on the board in the 37th minute, crashing the back post on a corner for a tap in. After that Rossi did what he does, scoring from the left with a right-footed curler in the 41st minute. Then Bradley Wright-Phillips got in on the action five minutes later with a tap in completely unmarked inside the six.
Somehow Portland managed to squeeze one more in before the half, incredibly, when Ebobisse flicked a ball with his head over Sisniega, who got himself stuck in no-man’s-land.
The second half didn’t have quite the same fireworks. The sides played to a stalemate, with LAFC up 3-2, until Danny Musovski scored his second career goal in the dying seconds of added time to seal the game at 4-2.
LAFC now head into the second phase of the regular season on Friday, September 18, with a match at Seattle, hoping to build on Sunday’s performance.
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