NOTEBOOK: LAFC Get Back To Winning Ways Against FC Dallas
by Michael House (LASoccerPress)
June 24, 2021
Los Angeles FC was able to secure all three points for only the second time in the last three matches. Captain Carlos Vela was the hero for the Black & Gold as he secured an early goal and a second-half assist.
LAFC’s attack took advantage of a struggling FC Dallas side and ended the match with 19 shots and eight on target. FC Dallas’ goalkeeper Jimmy Mauer had the performance of his life with six saves including a point blank save on a Jose Cifuentes shot.
This match marks the final of four consecutive home games, so they will have to keep up the momentum as they go on a three-game road trip. Their next match comes at Sporting Park against Sports Kansas City on Saturday afternoon.
- This marks only Carlos Vela’s fifth goal in 15 games including last season, but after suffering with injuries throughout this season, this performance must be seen as extremely encouraging.
- Diego Rossi, once again, failed to make a noticeable impact in this game, but continues to garner interest from English clubs, including Tottenhan Hotspur.
- Latif Blessing netted his first goal of the season through a beautiful pass from Vela. The goal was ruled offside, but VAR overturned the decision and awarded Blessing the goal.