Los Angeles Football Club closed its preseason with a game against New England Revolution which ended with a three-goal tie. The Mexican Carlos Vela was the author of the second goal for the Angelenos, which at that time, put the tie at two goals.
“It was another very good competitive game against New England. The two teams, since last Saturday, have played hard and that helps us both to start the season in the best way possible. For us, it was a terrible start to the game, we were slow, we did not pressure and we gave in to their pressure in the opening minutes, too quickly we conceded two goals. You can’t start a game like that, some of the decisions behind left us down ”, said the coach Bob Bradley after the game.
The aurinegros began losing after two goals from the Revolution dressing room. In the first 10 minutes of play, Adam Buksa (2 and Matt upholstery (7 ‘) opened the account for those led by Bruce Arena. A few minutes later, Diego Rossi made the discount for the home team, the product of a good combination between the offensive angelino trident made up of Vela, Rossi and Corey Baird.
“Corey (Baird) is developing a good understanding with Diego (Rossi) and Carlos (Vela), he is a direct threat in front of the goal, he is fast and when we lose the ball, he helps pressure to recover. We hope that understanding continues to grow and that it can be an important part of a dangerous trident, ”said Bradley.
Already in the second half, at minute 58 ‘, Carlos Vela scored the goal that equalized the score at two goals at that time. The Los Angeles captain played all 90 minutes. LAFC’s liking did not last long after Vela’s goal, well, at 61 ‘, Carles gil He overtook New England again. Just after that third goal, coach Bob Bradley commanded the goalkeeper change by taking out Kenneth Vermeer, who started this game as a starter, to make way for the Mexican Pablo Sisniega and have minutes too.
In the final stretch of the match, once again coming from behind, the defender Eddie Segura he finished off in a great way in the area with a volley shot to seal the final 3-3.
“There are a couple of personal mistakes at the start of the game that end up affecting, but you have to assume and take advantage of things happening here and learn the lessons. We want to improve and be at the highest level, it helps us to want to keep looking forward. We have a great team, with great players and we hope to show our game at this start to the season ”, shared Eddie Segura.
LAFC will debut in the 2021 MLS tournament by hosting Major League Soccer’s rookie franchise Austin FC on Saturday at the Banc of California.
“We are going to see a more mature LAFC that continues to learn from things that happen, that continues to improve and progress, we want to bring the titles,” Segura said. “Austin is going to go out and play everything for everything, they have nothing to lose, nothing to risk and surely they will want to start the first game on the right foot, but they will have us in front of us.”