LAFC in the MLS final for the first time in its history
Los Angeles FC qualified for the MLS final for the first time in its history on Sunday, easily beating Austin FC in the Western Conference final (3-0).
Four years after joining MLS, Los Angeles FC qualified for the final of the North American championship for the first time in its history on Sunday, easily dismissing Austin in the Western Conference final (3-0). Colombian Cristian Arango put LAFC on the right track in the first half (29th), heading in a corner from Mexican star Carlos Vela.
LAFC waiting to know their future opponent
Dominating, the Californian team then wasted several opportunities, with their decisive duo in the first period. But in the 62nd minute, his relentless pressure finally paid off. Another corner from Vela caused confusion in the penalty area and Argentina’s Maxi Urruti, who had just come on for Austin, couldn’t control his header, which hit home. Ten minutes from time, Ghanaian winger Kwadwo Opoku gave more largeness to the score, with a low shot.
The teammates of Denis Bouanga and Gareth Bale will face next Saturday, still in his lair at the Banc of California Stadium, either New York City FC, defending champion, or the Philadelphia Union. The identity of their future adversary will be known overnight from Sunday to Monday.
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