LAFC Demolishes New York Red Bulls in Final Preseason Game
LAFC closed out the preseason in style with a six to one thrashing of the Red Bulls. Head coach Steve Cherundolo was finally able to line up the majority of the upcoming season’s starters. With names like Maxime Crepeau in goal, Franco Escobar defending, Kellyn Acosta in the midfield and Carlos Vela up top. This squad is a force to be reckoned with and heading into year five we fans hope this could be the year that a title comes back to Los Angeles.
LAFC went down early after a penalty in the 9th minute gave the Red Bulls the lead. LAFC would take twenty minutes to tie the game. Lightning would strike twice as an own goal gave LAFC the lead. Another lightning bolt would hit as Brian Rodriguez would get his second goal in six minutes. Vela would give them a fourth goal just a minute into the second half. In the 58th Mamadou fall would give the black and gold a fifth goal. Two minutes later Kwado Opoku made it six to one! LAFC had two separate spurts of energy where they were able to capitalize and put up goals. Something that will be crucial to them in the upcoming season. This match goes to show that we shouldn’t worry about preseason and that we should give Cherundolo a chance. LAFC will now shift focus to Saturday’s season opener against the Colorado Rapids.
LAFC Drops Their New Kit
Last weekend LAFC unveiled its new primary 2022 home jersey. Dubbed the “5 Years Strong” with the primary sponsor still being Flex Tools. The ‘5 Years Strong’ jersey features a gray graduated Art Deco pattern across the front panel and along the sleeves, offering a fresh take on LAFC’s classic look. While it is a super elegant and stylish jersey and has a lot of meaning compared to their preseason jersey a simpler design would have gone a long way. For preseason it was a black Adidas jersey with the Adidas logo on the upper right hand side and the LAFC logo on the upper left hand side. Making for a clean and clear look. However, I do understand why they chose to go the way they did, with having to incorporate all the sponsors this jerseys design does the best to have the front as clean as possible to show the crest.