LAFC Routs Montreal Impact on Friday night!

By Cameron Buford,

If you have yet made time to go to an LAFC game at Banc of California Stadium this season, you need to make time to get down there! Not only do they have arguably the best player in the MLS, but they also have the best record in the league and they have the most goals scored in the league. What’s even more impressive is that they have, by far, the best interactive fan experience in the City of Angeles.

In large part due to the 3252 supporters, The Banc of California Stadium has quickly become one of the toughest home field advantages in the MLS. The 3252 supporters are the loudest and most spirited bunch of fans in the Los Angeles market, not limited to the sport of Soccer! This past weekend the LAFC welcomed in the Montreal Impact to the Banc for the first time this season.

Not only do the LAFC remain unbeaten at home. They are the fifth team in MLS history to reach 30 points in their first 13 games. Led by Bob Bradley, who knows something about winning with expansion teams, as he is currently the second-winningest coach in the MLS with 150 victories. Since joining the LAFC Bradley has recorded a 26-10-13 record.

The LAFC scored their initial goal on a deflection off Christian Ramirez in the 7th minute of the match. When asked about this deflection goal Remirez said, “I just tried to make it difficult on him. I saw the ball that got played into him was bouncing, and it got stuck underneath him. I took a chance a got rewarded for it!”

The MLS’ leading scorer Carlos Vela, scored his unheard of 15th goal in 15 matches when he scored his goal at the 28th minute of the match. Before the 3252 supporters, and the rest of the fans in the stadium had time to sip their beer and settle down in their seats Latif Blessing scored his goal on an assist by Diego Rossi.

MLS leading goal scorer Carlos Vela did have a goal taken away at the 50-minute mark when he was called for offsides. Though Vela did team up with Tristan Blackmon moments later on a goal, off a corner kick that Blackmon headed in the back of the net. This completed the LAFC scoring for the evening outside the odd occurrence of an own goal by Eddie Segura in the 70th minute of the match.

Outside of providing an awesome fan experience for those in attendance, the LAFC also celebrated the LGBTQ community on Friday night. This show of inclusion for the multiple diverse communities that make up California is yet another sign that the newest addition to the Los Angeles sports market is hitting all the proper marks. Let me know your thoughts about the LAFC as well as their efforts to unite the many Los Angeles communities by sharing your thoughts with us by commenting in the comment section of this article on or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodinsports. Your feedback is very much welcomed and appreciated!