MLS Scores Review: Carlos Vela lifted LAFC via two penalty kicks over the visiting squad Houston Dynamo FC last Sunday.
Ryan Hollingshead also adds a goal during the 52nd minute mark to seal the victory and a ninth home game win at Banc of California stadium this season. With this victory, LAFC still holds the top spot in the Western Conference (20-4-8) and in the race with Eastern conference top seed Philadelphia over Supporter’s Shield. Follow us for more mls playoffs and mls updates.
The Supporter’s Shield is an award for the best team with the best regular season points.
In the early 10 minutes of the first half of the match after Houston’s Griffin Dorsey fouled Denis Bouanga. Vela executed the penalty kick via left foot into the left corner of the net. Houston quickly revived the game and scored the goal at the 24th minute with Adalberto Carrasquilla with a long pass upfield to Baird and made a run with excellent ball control to past Crepeau to score his second goal of the season.
Another mistake was made by Houston Dynamo’s Fafa Picault committing a handball in the box. Giving Vela another chance of a penalty kick. Vela duplicated his 8th minute penalty during the first half stoppage time to clinch his 11th goal of the season.
In the second half, Hollingshead scored his career-high-tying sixth goal of the season in the 52nd minute. He slam a right-footed shot to the top center of the net to brought the 20th victory of the season for LAFC.
Houston Dynamo slides through the 13th seed in the Western Conference with the record of 9-6-17. Corey Braid is the only player score in this match with Dynamo having underwhelming record under interim coach Kenny Buddy.
Last August 14 was the biggest and the most dominated win by the LAFC as they routed Charlotte 5-0. The team will next face the fifth seed Portland and is also consider as a championship contender.
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