The Los Angeles Football Club #LAFC extended its winning streak to three with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake at Banc of California Stadium Goals Rossi and Vela

Channel 1 Los Angeles

7/18/2021

Diego Rossi gave LAFC the lead early in the game while Carlos Vela score the winner 11 minutes from the end, delighting the sellout crowd of 22,490.

From the opening whistle, LAFC were on the attack, forcing RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa to make three saves in the opening five minutes. The home side would finally break through in the 10th minute when Diego Rossi played a quick give-and-go with Jose Cifuentes before slotting a low shot past Ochoa, to put the home side up 1-0. The goal was Rossi’s team-best fifth of the season, while Cifuentes now has a goal or an assist in each of LAFC’s last four games.

After the goal, LAFC would keep up the attacking pressure, only for Salt Lake to hit them on a quick counterattack to tie the score in the 18th minute. Defender Aaron Herrera provided the finish, scoring with his team’s only shot of the opening half. That goal was the first allowed by LAFC goalkeeper Tomas Romero since June 26, ending a string of 201 minutes without conceding a goal.

Despite outshooting RSL 11-1 in the first half, LAFC were even more dominate after the break. The club nearly went back in front in the 60th minute, only for Vela, who finished the game with eight shots while also hitting the woodwork twice, to see his penalty kick saved by Ochoa, keeping the score 1-1 photos courtesy LAFC

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