LOS ANGELES. Austin overcome Los Angeles FC to win 2-1. A penalty from C. Vela was decisive in the 86min. It was Austin to strike first with a goal of R. Gabrielsen at the 13′. Then D. Fagundez scored again for Austin in the 80′ minute with a goal. Eventually, C. Vela reduced the distance for Los Angeles FC with a penalty. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Los Angeles FC lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Banc of California Stadium stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Armando Villarreal who had the assistance of Ian Anderson and Mike Rottersman. The 4th official was Timothy Ford. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 16 degrees Celsius or 60.85 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.
Los Angeles FC was in firm control of the ball 60% while Austin was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Los Angeles FC was more aggressive with 83 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 8 were on target. Even so, Austin found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.
Los Angeles FC shot 20 times, 8 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Austin shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.
Los Angeles FC received 3 yellow cards (K. Acosta, J. Cifuentes and J. Murillo). On the other side, Austin received 5 yellow cards (J. Valencia, R. Redes, B. Stuver, S. Driussi and ).
After this match, Los Angeles FC will stay with 23 points to move up in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Austin will have 20 points like Philadelphia Union, Montreal Impact and Orlando City to stay in the 6th place.
C. Vela (Penalty)
Austin will host Orlando City on the 23rd of May with a 0-0 head to head stats.
Los Angeles FC: Formation and Lineups
Los Angeles FC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Steven Cherundolo chose to play with the following team: Maxime Crépeau , Kellyn Acosta , Jesús Murillo , Sebastien Ibeagha , Diego Palacios , Latif Blessing , Ilie Sánchez , José Cifuentes , Carlos Vela , Kwadwo Opoku and Daniel Musovski .
Los Angeles FC could not rely on the presence of F. Ginella (injured).
Los Angeles FC made 4 changes: L. Blessing for F. Ginella (45′), D. Musovski for C. Arango (46′), K. Opoku for B. Rodriguez (69′) and J. Murillo for M. Fall (69′).
Top player: Carlos Vela
The player who no doubt impressed Los Angeles FC the most was Carlos Vela.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 28 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 9 crosses.
Austin: Formation and Lineups
Austin started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Josh Wolff played with: Brad Stuver , Nick Lima , Julio Cascante , Ruben Gabrielsen , Žan Kolmanič , Alexander Ring , Jhojan Valencia , Owen Wolff , Sebastián Driussi , Diego Fagúndez and Maximiliano Urruti .
Austin made 5 changes: O. Wolff for E. Finlay (64′), J. Valencia for Felipe (64′), Z. Kolmanic for J. Gallagher (75′), N. Lima for K. Keller (76′) and D. Fagundez for D. Hoesen (90′).
Top player: Sebastián Driussi
Probably the most impressive player in Austin was Sebastián Driussi even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 32 passes (65% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 20.
Results of the day
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