Real Salt Lake vs LAFC
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
If you have ever been to an LAFC match you have, no doubt, found yourself singing along to songs you don’t know the words too and just heard as you were finding your way to your seat. The 3252 are a group of supporters chanting, singing, supporting and rooting on their home town team in a certain section of the Banc of California Stadium. The 3252 are like know fans I’ve ever seen; their spirit and enthusiasm is certainly infectious as they rooted on LAFC, also known as the Black and Gold, as they defended, they’re undefeated record against FC Cincinnati this past Saturday evening.
At 2 wins 2 losses and 2 ties FC Cincinnati came to Los Angeles intent on breaking the unbeaten record of the LAFC. At 5 wins 1 tie and zero losses coming into this match LAFC also boast the league’s top two goal scorers, Carlos Vela, and Diego Rossi. Lead by the Bob Bradley, the winningest active head coach in the MLS, LAFC also leads the league in Goals, Assists, Shots, and Goals per game at 3.16.
Coming off consecutive shutouts the Black and Gold have now gone 298 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal. FC Cincinnati was coming off a tie game with Sporting FC, which LAFC happened to beat a few weeks ago. Additionally, this matchup with FC Cincinnati will be the first-ever matchup between the two clubs.
Diego Rossi missed a shot and had another shot blocked as did Carlos Vela before the Mark-Anthony Kaye scored on a header from a Carlos Vela corner kick on the 31st minute. 13 more shots were missed by the Black and Gold before Vela extended their lead with an additionally game in extra minutes. That last goal increased Vela’s scoring lead in the MLS.
The LAFC has created a fan experienced unmatched in Los Angeles. The crowd participation from the 3252, is well worth the price of admission before you factor in the Black and Gold’s undefeated play on the pitch. The next home game for LAFC is on April 21, 2019, at the Banc of California Stadium against the Seattle Sounders. If you are a sports fan, much less a soccer fan, you should make time to catch a game. Please let me know your thoughts on the LAFC and their potential for an MLS Championship, 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!