LAFC failed to continue their winning streak after they fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Wednesday night at Providence Park.
The Black and Gold went into this game looking for their third straight win, something they have been unable to do this season, but it was Vancouver who earned their second straight win.
Vancouver forward Lucas Cavallini opened the score in the 30th minute for a Whitecaps team that was very different from what we saw last month when they fell to LAFC 6-0. Vancouver came in with high intensity trying to win the ball back high up the field, very good on the ball, and very organized, leaving no spaces for LAFC to take advantage of.
Things only got worse for the Black and Gold in the second half when Cavallini doubled the lead for the Whitecaps in the 58th minute. LAFC midfielder Eduard Atuesta managed to pull one back from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute but it wasn’t enough for the visitors.
Despite the loss, it was a big day for a few LAFC players.
Homegrown forward Christian Torres became the youngest player to start an MLS game in 2020, while LAFC Homegrown defender Erik Dueñas became the youngest player to appear in a regular-season game this year.
LAFC forward Kwadwo Opoku also made his team debut and alongside Dueñas and Torres, they gave the team a fresh, more energetic surge.
Looking at the LAFC roster last night, this loss against the Whitecaps is not the worst thing in the world. Several important players were unavailable for yesterday’s game, leaving Bob Bradley with a limited roster that doesn’t have the best chemistry. Brian Rodriguez, Diego Rossi, Diego Palacios, and Jose Cifuentes were unavailable due to International Duty, while midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye and defender Andy Najar were unavailable due to injury.
With the loss, LAFC sits in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 7-7-3.
The Black and Gold will remain on the road when they play against the Portland Timbers on Sunday.
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