Final Home Game Until September
LAFC would welcome Wayne Rooney and D.C United to Los Angeles for an epic showdown between two clubs heading in the opposite spectrum. LAFC is currently the best team in MLS with a total of 55 points and leading all of MLS. Meanwhile D.C United sit with a measly 23 points in the Eastern Conference. Yet in the first 10 minutes the opposing team stood its ground and went toe-to-toe with the Black and Gold. As expected LAFC would dominate majority of the first half. However, a silly foul committed by the defense gave the visiting team a dangerous free kick opportunity. Jackson Hopkins would get on the end of a set piece and would bring at that moment the most dangerous opportunity for either side. Forcing Crepeau to make a spectacular save to his left side and deny D.C United the opening goal. LAFC would have a lot of imprecisions in the final third forcing them to settle for a 0-0 draw. They would also have zero shots on target in the first half!
LAFC Comes Alive in The Second Half
The Black and Gold would do what it does best, perform in the second half. They came out firing on all cylinders looking to take the lead and assert dominance over D.C United. However, it would take a couple of minutes for LAFC to find its footing and along with some additional help. As in the 60th minute D.C United’s captain Steve Birnbaum would receive his second booking of the match and would hit the showers early. From there the game would open up to LAFC as they had the man advantage and ran circles around D.C’s defense. Then in the 67th minute there would be some magic on the pitch as Mahala Opoku would score the clubs first and only goal of the game. Bringing Opoku’s total to six goals on the season. LAFC now extends their winning streak to seven games in a row! The most impressive thing has been that these past two games they have won without Bale or Chiellini! Truly showing the depth this team posses. While it wasn’t the prettiest of wins they will take and know there is always opportunity to improve. There will be nights like this but ultimately the result is what matters and a win is a win.
Three Straight Away Games
LAFC will not return to the Banc until September 4th as they have three straight road games. These are no ordinary visits as they will head off to San Jose, then Austin, and lastly Houston. They will not be back home until September 4th when they take on Real Salt Lake. This now brings into question, can they break the points record in a season? 27 points are left and LAFC have accumulated 57 points. A record that is becoming more and more feasible, which would cement this amazing season LAFC is having.