Sporting FC vs LAFC
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
The newest Los Angeles soccer has just begun their second season in the MLS. One would think that a new team would struggle to gain fans in a big, bustling city such as Los Angeles. However, the Los Angeles Football Club has entered the scene with a fanbase anxiously awaiting their arrival. Evidence that soccer is the biggest sport in the world was on full display in the wonderful new Banc of California Stadium Sunday Night.
Just South of Downtown Los Angeles, on the same compound of the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, sits the newly erected home of the Los Angels Football Club. The LAFC is coached by Tyler Miller on the sideline and Carlos Vela on the pitch. Having lost to Sporting KC twice in their inaugural season, revenge was on their mind.
Even though Krisztian Nemeth, of Sporting KC, scored in the 16th minute of the game, the supporters of LAFC in section 3252 were no less enthusiastic. They cheered and chanted lively nearly every moment of the game. Their excitement only increased when Diego Rossie scored in the 47 minute of the match. This match was remained very competitive throughout as the KAFC had 6 shots on target vs Sporting KC’s 5 shots on target.
As the LAFC fans cheered on their team loudly and proudly throughout the game and into extra minutes. The nearly even time of possession in this game was a clear indicator of how close this game was before Adama Diomande managed to get loose for the go-ahead goal, seconds before the official stopped the game.
For only my second professional soccer game, this was a unique and exciting experience in a beautiful venue any sports fans would enjoy. Having made the playoffs last season, the LAFC is looking to improve on their run for an MLS Championship. Please let me know your thoughts on the LAFC and their potential for an MLS Championship, with us by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodinsports. Your feedback is very much welcomed and appreciated!