LAFC Lose to Last Place Houston Dynamo

The Black and Gold headed off to Houston last Wednesday in hopes of breaking their losing streak. With a rebuilding Dynamo side many felt like this would be an easy three points for LAFC. However, those who felt like that would be wrong as the Dynamo was able to defeat LAFC 2-1. Which in turn prolonged the clubs losing streak to three, the longest this season. Once again LAFC would go down early as in the 13th Minute Jesus Ferreira got the home team up top via a penalty. Thankfully LAFC had a quick response, as 6 minutes later Chicho Arango tied the game. Arango would score his team leading 15th goal and helped LAFC get back into the game. In the second half LAFC would not hold back as they brought on Gareth Bale. Bale would not have a fun night as three times he would be denied a goal. Two spectacular saves from Steve Clark and a goal line clearance would deny the Welshman his goal. These saves would be critical as in the 74th minute Griffin Dorsey would get the go ahead goal. He would casually stroll his way past the defense and out up a left footed curler that ended in the net. The Dynamo defended till the last whistle and this would be their biggest win of the season.

LAFC Return Home to Face Real Salt Lake

After losing to Houston, LAFC would return home where they would receive the visiting Real Salt Lake. In the month prior these two had done battle up in Utah where the Black and Gold would be 4-1 winners. This time the final result would be the same but not the score. As LAFC would snap a 3 game losing streak and defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0. This win would calm some nerves as fans were wondering if LAFC was trending downhill. Or if the team had simply run out of steam. Nevertheless this was a tremendous win for the Black and Gold and would put them back up top for the Supporters Shield. Chicho would get his 16th goal of the season, while Ryan Hollingshead scored his 5th. One slight issue was that Carlos Vela missed a penalty. Sure it’s nothing to worry about right now and better for him to do it here than in the playoffs. But Vela has not been as consistent as he once was. While his MVP season would be hard to repeat, he has the quality to put up above average numbers. Hopefully Vela can regain the form he had in 2019 as if he does he will be a key piece in this teams Championship run.

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