Major League Soccer: Los Angeles FC defeats Houston Dynamo 3-1

LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles FC prevails over Houston Dynamo 3-1.


LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles FC tops Houston Dynamo 3-1.

The match was played at the Banc of California Stadium stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. In the presence of 22,131 spectators.​ The referee was Kevin Stott who was helped by Jeremy Hanson and Ian Anderson. The 4th official was Alex Chilowicz. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 19.1 degrees Celsius or 66.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 77%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Los Angeles FC was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Houston Dynamo that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.

Houston Dynamo was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 1 were on target. Anyhow, Los Angeles FC succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Los Angeles FC shot 20 times, 7 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Houston Dynamo shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Los Angeles FC. On the opposite side, Houston Dynamo received 1 yellow card (G. Dorsey).

After this match, Los Angeles FC will have 61 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Houston Dynamo will stay with 33 points to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 7'

    G. Dorsey

  • 8'

    C. Vela (Penalty)

  • 25'

    C. Baird

  • 45'

    C. Vela (Penalty)

  • 52'

    R. Hollingshead

  • 62'

    G. Bale

    C. Arango

  • 62'

    K. Opoku

    C. Vela

  • 66'

    M. Rodriguez

    D. Quintero

  • 66'

    N. Quinones

    C. Baird

  • 79'

    L. Blessing

    J. Cifuentes

  • 79'

    C. Tello

    D. Bouanga

  • 83'

    T. Ulfarsson

    S. Ferreira

  • 83'

    D. Ceren

    G. Vera

  • 86'


    F. Picault

  • 90'

    J. Murillo

    E. Segura

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Los Angeles FC will play away with Portland Timbers on the 2nd of October with a 4-3 head to head statistic in favor of Portland Timbers (5 draws).

Houston Dynamo will play away against Nashville SC on the 3rd of October with a 1-1 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 (6.1), Ryan Hollingshead (7.1), Eddie Segura (6.8), Giorgio Chiellini (7.0), Diego Palacios (7.4), Kellyn Acosta (6.5), Ilie Sánchez (6.9), José Cifuentes (7.0), Carlos Vela (8.1), Cristian Arango (6.6) and Denis Bouanga (7.1).


Los Angeles FC made 5 changes: C. Arango for G. Bale (62′), C. Vela for K. Opoku (62′), J. Cifuentes for L. Blessing (79′), D. Bouanga for C. Tello (79′) and E. Segura for J. Murillo (90′).

Top player: Carlos Vela

The player who no doubt impressed Los Angeles FC the most was Carlos Vela.

His rating is (8.1) with 2 goals, 25 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.

Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups

Houston Dynamo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura played with: Steve Clark (6.6), Griffin Dorsey (6.6), Tim Parker (6.8), Teenage Hadebe (6.8), Adam Lundqvist (6.2), Matías Vera (6.2), Adalberto Carrasquilla (7.4), Corey Baird (7.1), Darwin Quintero (7.1), Fafà Picault (6.7) and Sebastián Ferreira (6.7).


Houston Dynamo made 5 changes: D. Quintero for M. Rodriguez (66′), C. Baird for N. Quinones (66′), S. Ferreira for T. Ulfarsson (83′), G. Vera for D. Ceren (83′) and F. Picault for Zeca (86′).

Top player: Adalberto Carrasquilla

Probably the most impressive player in Houston Dynamo was Adalberto Carrasquilla.

His rating is (7.4) with 50 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 8.

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