Goals and Highlights: LAFC 1-3 Sounders, 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs
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Highlights from tonight's match

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Full-Time | LAFC 1-3 Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders does it!  They're the Western Conference Champions!
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Nouhou Tolo has a one-one-one against Miller, but the keeper prevails!


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Pérez attempts from a dsitance, but the ball is deflected.
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Diomande tries a heel kick towards goal, but it's over the bar.
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Six minutes of added time for the second half.
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Ruidíaz sets up a counteratacck. Smith fails to see a teammate that was running free in the middle and the chance is wasted.
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Ruidíaz is down after being contacted on the face. The medical staff checks on him.
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Atuesta tries for goal, but it's well above the target.
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Yellow card for Leerdam after that foul on Vela.
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Vela tries to escape the defense, but is fouled from behind. We'll have LAFC free-kick.
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Long ball to Diomande, but the striker is unable touch it and score.
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76' | LAFC Substitution

Pérez will take Lee Nguyen's place.
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76' | Substitution in Sounders

Nouhou will replace Morris
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Diomande attempts to look for goal, but his strike goes wide.
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Low-cross from Vela cleared by Arreaga before it could reach its target.
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Once more, the ball hits the hand of a Sounders defender but the referee decides there's no penalty.
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Segura with a header straight to Frei's position.
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LAFC argues that there's handball inside the box from Arreaga!

The ref and VAR do not see it that way!

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Roldán finds another rebound anad attempts a volley! The ball is just wide!
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Ruidíaz's fantastic strike for the 1-3

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63' | Sounders GOOOOOOOAL!

Ruidíaz recieves a ball outside the box from Lodeiro and hits the bottom low corner to increase the lead!
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After 10 minutes of total control by LAFC, Seattle Sounders have gathered possession of the ball with more units in midfield.
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Rossi crosses but Diomande is unable to head it to equalize!
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Lodeiro steals a ball in midfield, sees Miller is away from goal and attemps to suprise him! The ball is just above the bar!
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Great run by Morris who passes pack to Ruidíaz. The Peruvian strikes it on his first touch and the ball goes very near the post!
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With Diomande on the pitch, Vela begins to play a little lower on the field and having more contact with the ball.
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Blackman catches a rebound an tries for goal. The ball is wide!
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52' | LAFC Substitution

Rodríguez will give up his place to Diomande!
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Roldán and Vela bump into each other. The Sounders footballer remains on the ground.
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Good cross from Harvey, but Frei gets his fingertips on it to clear it!
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45' | Second Half Begins

We're underway with the second half of the Western Conference Final!
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Can Seattle Sounders hold on?

They're only 45 minutes away from going to the MLS Cup final!

Don't miss the second half of the game!


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Can LAFC make a comeback?

Don't go anywhere! The second half is underway in this Western Conference Final!

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Half Time | LAFC 1-2 Seattle Sounders

We go to the break with Seattle in front. The away team has made LAFC struggle a lot and are 45 minutes from qualifying to the MLS Cup Final.
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LAFC argues there was a handball in the box after a shot by Vela, but the officiating body does not signal for it.
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Three minutes of stoppage time.
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43' | LAFC Substitution

Blessing wont' be able to continue. Kaye comes in to replace him.
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Blessing is being checked by the medical staff as he shows signs of pain on his right leg.
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Ruidíaz finds some space, but this time his shot goes over the bar.
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Contact on Vela inside the box. LAFC asks for a penalty kick, but the referee says play on.
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Good ball for Rossi, but he's caught offside as he was looking to send a cross.
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It seems Bob Bradley's game plan is not being executed correctly. The LAFC coach paces nervously while giving instructions to his players.
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Lodeiro's strike to give Seattle the lead


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Ruidíaz's equalizer


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25' | Seattle Sounders GOOOOOOOAL!

Lodeiro finds space outside the box and makes a great goal! Seattle leads!
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21' | Seattle Sounders GOOOOOOOAL!

Ruidíaz recieves the ball, makes a great turn and then shoots to leave Miller with no chance!

The game is levelled again!
10:38 PM10 months ago


Rodríguez wins the ball on the wing and strikes to near post, but Frei reacts very well!
10:37 PM10 months ago

Atuesta's amazing strike!


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Atuesta takes the free-kick and makes an awesome goal!

LAFC are ahead!
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First show of talent by Vela. The top-scorer does a Zidan Roulette and gets fouled! Free kick for LAFC!
10:30 PM10 months ago


Roldán argues there's an elbow to his frace from Blessing. The game is stopped so the ref can check on the Sounders' player.
10:27 PM10 months ago


Ruidíaz attempts a shot from outside the box. The strike is easily caught by Miller.
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First attempt by Roldán. His header goes above the bar!
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Both teams fight very intensely in midfield! No clear chances in the first minutes of play!
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0' | Kick-Off

The ball moves and the MLS Western Conference Final is underway!
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Everything ready for kick-off!

Both teams are prepared to get this match underway!

Don't go anywhere! It's LAFC vs Seattle Sounders!
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A look at Sounders' warm up!

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For a place in the MLS Cup final!

The winner of tonight's match will be our Western Conference Champion and will compete for the MLS Cup!

LAFC hosts MLS Cup if they win, while Seattle would travel to Atlanta or host Toronto if they come out on top tonight.

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LAFC's supporters are all set!

While the rest of the stadium is yet to fill up, LAFC's supporter group has already taken their position behind one of the goals.
(Photo: @Jim_Alexander)
(Photo: @Jim_Alexander)


9:40 PM10 months ago

Warm-up Time!

Both teams are now on the pitch to do their pre-match exercises!

Who will prevail tonight?

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Seahawks have done the same for their stadium pals!


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The LA Rams send a message of suppor for their neighbors!

9:32 PM10 months ago

30 minutes away!

We're thirty minutes away from kick-off in this LAFC vs Seattle Sounders live from the Banc of California Stadium!

Don't go anywhere! We'll crown a Western Conference champion tonight!

9:29 PM10 months ago

Seattle Sounders is in the house!

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Locker room is ready!

Seattle Sounders will wear their traditional colours for this Western Conference Championship game!


9:23 PM10 months ago

LAFC: Starting XI

Miller; Harvey, Segura, Blackmon, Zimmerman; Atuesta, Nguyen, Blessing; Rossi, Vela, Rodríguez.



9:22 PM10 months ago

Seattle Sounders: Starting XI

Frei; Smith, Kim, Arreaga, Leerdam; Svensson, Roldán, Morris, Jones; Lodeiro, Ruidíaz.


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We can expect a great atmosphere tonight!

LAFC will try to make their home turf advantage really matter! 

We can expect a lot of black and gold in the stands with the home team providing towels in those same colors too!


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A look at the pitch in the Banc of California Stadium

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Will the 1,300 mile trip be worth it?

Seattle Sounders' fans have made the trip to LA in order to support their team!

Will they return home with the Western Conference title?

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2:36 AM10 months ago

Sounders: Projected Lineup

Frei; Smith, Kee-Hee, Arreaga, Leerdam; Svensson, Roldán, Morris, Jones; Lodeiro, Ruidíaz.
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LAFC: Projected Lineup

Miller; Harvey, Segura, Blackmon, Beitashour; Atuesta, Nguyen, Blessing; Rossi, Vela, Rodríguez.
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Tonight's Officiating Body

Referee: Jair Marrufo

Assistant Referees:  Frank Anderson, Logan Brown

4th Official:  Ted Unkel

VAR:  Geoff Gamble

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Previous Meetings

LAFC: 2 wins, 5 goals

Sounders: 0 wins, 1 goal

2 draws

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Seattle Sounders' One to Watch: Raúl Ruidíaz

The striker, who had previously found success in Mexico's Liga MX, came to MLS looking to make a difference and he sure has.

Ruidíaz led Seattle with 11 goals this season, as well as having one goal and three assists in Seattle's two playoff matches in 2019.

The Peruvian has yet to face LAFC in his one and half seasons in MLS as he was sidelined by injury during both regular season meetings. Can the first meeting be a great one for Ruidíaz?

2:26 AM10 months ago

LAFC's One to Watch: Carlos Vela

The holder of the record for most goals in a sigle season in MLS was key in LAFC's last fixture with two goals.

His form has been extraordinary during the whole campaign. Vela has scored 14 goals throughout the last 10  matches.

2:19 AM10 months ago

Sounders want another title!

Seattle Sounders are in the playoffs for an MLS-record 11th consecutive season, and have been able to dispatch their first two Western Conference rivals, beating FC Dallas, 4-3, and Real Salt Lake, 2-0. 

Against LAFC, they will need to perform at a higher level as reaching the MLS Cup Finals won't be easy feat.


2:16 AM10 months ago

LAFC looks to crown a dream season!

Bob Bradley's side won the Supporter's Shield and reached the Conference Finals after finally defeating city rivals, LA Galaxy, in the derby.

Can they finish up this year with the MLS Cup title?

2:11 AM10 months ago

Kick-off time

The Los Angeles FC vs Seattle Sounders match will be played at the Banc of California Stadium, in Los Angeles, USA. The kick-off is scheduled at 10:00pm ET.


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