FINAL SCORE, LAFC 1, Seattle Sounders 0: After a quiet first half that saw both teams head into the half scoreless, LAFC went on to have the better of the chances in the second period. It wasn’t until late in the game that a free kick from Laurent Ciman escaped the hands of Stefan Frei to give Los Angeles the win in their first game at Banc of California Stadium.
Los Angeles FC 1, Seattle Sounders 0: Goal! In the dying seconds of the match, Laurent Ciman hands the hosts a late victory after his free kick goes through the hands of Stefan Frei.
Halftime Update: Life at Banc of California Stadium for LAFC has had a quiet start. The hosts have had their fair share of possession, but it has been the Seattle Sounders who have had the better chances. For now, it is all even at the break.
The first chapter of Banc of California Stadium will be written on Sunday when Los Angeles FC play host to their Western Conference rivals, the Seattle Sounders.
It’s the moment many fans in LA have been waiting for. LAFC cut the ribbon on their new stadium. Bob Bradley’s men will take the Banc of California Stadium field for the first time, in what promises to be a historic moment for Major League Soccer’s newest franchise.
LAFC arrive to this match in excellent form. They are currently third in the Western Conference with 12 points and are on the back of two straight victories. In the Seattle Sounders, they will be facing one of those most disappointing sides so far this season, although they earned their first victory of the season last week against Minnesota United. The Sounders are currently last in the Western Conference with just four points.
While this will be LAFC’s first home game ever, there already exists a brief history against the Sounders. In fact, LAFC’s first ever MLS match was versus Brian Schmetzer’s team, game which they ended up winning by a score of 1-0. The only goal of the match was scored by Diego Rossi, thanks to an assist from Carlos Vela.
Speaking of Vela, the Mexican international has taken MLS by storm. Vela is currently the leagues third best scorer with five goals and has scored in consecutive games for the second time this season. He will look to continue to make history be becoming the first ever scorer at Banc of California Stadium.
How To Watch
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 6:00pm Pacific, 8:00pm Central, 9:00pm Eastern
Venue: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: FOX Deportes (US - Spanish), FOX (US- English), FOX Sports 2 (Mexico)