Major League Soccer: Los Angeles FC overcomes Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Sunday

LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles FC beats Real Salt Lake with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Hollingshead (49') and a goal from C. Arango (68').

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LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles FC conquers Real Salt Lake with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Hollingshead (49′) and a goal from C. Arango (68′).

C. Vela missed a penalty (90′) for Los Angeles FC.​

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. The referee was Lukasz Szpala who was helped by Jose Da Silva and Kali Smith. The 4th official was Adam Kilpatrick. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 28 degrees Celsius or 82.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

Los Angeles FC was in firm control of the ball 55% while Real Salt Lake was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Los Angeles FC was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Los Angeles FC won the match.

Los Angeles FC shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Real Salt Lake shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Los Angeles FC received 3 yellow cards (J. Murillo, J. Cifuentes and ). On the opposite side, Real Salt Lake received 1 yellow card ().

After this contest, Los Angeles FC will have 57 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Real Salt Lake will stay with 42 points to move up in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 49'
    49'

    R. Hollingshead

  • 58'
    58'

    C. Vela

    K. Opoku

  • 59'
    59'

    J. Meram

    B. Oviedo

  • 59'
    59'

    A. A. Julio Santos

    S. Cordova

  • 68'
    68'

    C. Arango

  • 69'
    69'

    B. Ojeda

    S. Caldwell

  • 69'
    69'

    D. Luna

    R. Rubin

  • 70'
    70'

    G. Bale

    D. Bouanga

  • 72'
    72'

    J. Murillo

  • 83'
    83'

    J. Mendez

    C. Arango

  • 87'
    87'

    M. Chang

    P. Ruiz

  • 90'
    90'

    C. Vela

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Cifuentes

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Meram

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Palacios

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Los Angeles FC will play away with Dallas on the 11th of September with a 4-1 head to head statistic in favor of Los Angeles FC (2 draws).

Real Salt Lake will host DC United on the 11th of September with a 9-8 head to head stats in favor of Real Salt Lake (5 draws).

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 (7.3), Ryan Hollingshead (7.8), Jesús Murillo (6.9), Giorgio Chiellini (6.9), Diego Palacios (7.2), Latif Blessing (7.3), Ilie Sánchez (6.2), José Cifuentes (7.6), Kwadwo Opoku (7.4), Cristian Arango (6.9) and Denis Bouanga (7.3).

Substitutes

Los Angeles FC made 3 changes: K. Opoku for C. Vela (58′), D. Bouanga for G. Bale (70′) and C. Arango for J. Mendez (83′).

Top player: Carlos Vela

The player who no doubt impressed Los Angeles FC the most was Carlos Vela even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 16 passes (87% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 58′.

Real Salt Lake: Formation and Lineups

Real Salt Lake started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Pablo Andrés Mastroeni played with: Zac MacMath (6.7), Aaron Herrera (6.6), Johan Kappelhof (6.8), Marcelo Silva (7.3), Andrew Brody (6.4), Bryan Oviedo (6.9), Scott Caldwell (6.6), Pablo Ruiz (7.1), Jefferson Savarino (7.3), Sergio Córdova (6.2) and Rubio Rubin (6.8).

Substitutes

Real Salt Lake made 5 changes: B. Oviedo for J. Meram (59′), S. Cordova for A. A. Julio Santos (59′), S. Caldwell for B. Ojeda (69′), R. Rubin for D. Luna (69′) and P. Ruiz for M. Chang (87′).

Top player: Marcelo Silva

The player who no doubt impressed Real Salt Lake the most was Marcelo Silva.

His rating is (7.3) with 36 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.

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