The Black and Gold Bound to Repeat History
LAFC took on Minnesota United over the weekend in a tough and gritty matchup. They would get two late goals in the second half. Thus adding another victory under their belt. This win now makes them the top team in all of MLS. With this win they have also tied their best ever start to a season. Just like in 2019 they now have a 7-1-1 record and as mentioned they are the top team in MLS. If you also remember that spectacular 2019 season, LAFC also started 7-1-1. They would eventually go on to win the MLS Supporters Shield. Could they perhaps be on track for another repeat. The way they have been playing suggests there is a high possibility of another 2019 repeat.
Two Late Goals From Substitutes Seal the Deal
LAFC this year has had their best production from substitutes in their short history. Coming into week 9 they had 5 goals scored from substitutes. They would add two more for a season best 7. With three months left in the season they will most definitely set a new club record. The first half would end 0-0. With a few shots on target by both clubs. LAFC in the second half would take complete control. A dominating performance that also had some points of frustration for the club. Both clubs coming into this game had yet to allow a goal in the second half. So the streak would be over for either club, if they wanted to win this game. The Angelinos would have to wait until the 82nd minute for the first goal of the match. After a corner kick that wasn’t cleared properly Ryan Hollingshead would open up the scoring. The ball would fall to him and he would bury it with a small volley. They would seal the game in the 90th minute with a goal from Jose Cifuentes. Giving the team all three points.
Looking Ahead For May
The Black and Gold have a tough upcoming schedule to end the month of May. This upcoming weekend they’ll play host to the number one team in the Eastern Conference, The Philadelphia Union. After that a midweek battle against Portland for the U.S Open Cup Round of 32. After that it is a trip up North-East to face off against Colorado. Once again it will be another midweek battle at home against the second best team in the Western Conference in Austin FC. By then it will be May 21st and the Black and Gold will head out to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Crew. They will then round out the month by receiving a struggling San Jose Earthquake team. A tough month but if any club can go through that kind of gruesome schedule, we know LAFC is the club to do so!