LAFC Plays to a 3-3 Draw with the La Galaxy

August 28, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) earned a point in a wild 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy on Saturday afternoon at Banc of California Stadium. New signing Cristian Arango scored his first MLS goal while Brian Rodriguez scored a pair of second half goals, his first two goals of the 2021 season. The tie snapped a four-game losing streak for LAFC, who is now 6-9-6 on the season for 24 points.

Making his first appearance at Banc of California Stadium after signing for the club last month, Arango scored his first goal by converting a penalty kick in the 44thminute, cancelling out a 20th minute opener from the Galaxy’s Dejan Joveljic. Arango had been pulled down inside the box to set up the penalty, and the Colombian dispatched his spot kick off the post and into the net, sending the teams into halftime tied 1-1.

In the second half, LAFC peppered the Galaxy goal but were unable to pull in front until just before the hour mark. Brian Rodriguez ran at the Galaxy defense and cut past a trio of defenders before firing a tight angle shot into the roof of the net, giving LAFC a 2-1 advantage.

Joveljic would equalize for the Galaxy in the 64th minute, but just two minutes later, LAFC was back in front. A low shot by Diego Palacios was saved, but Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond was unable to prevent a rebound, and Rodriguez reacted quickest, allowing him to score from close range and give his team a 3-2 lead.

However, the Galaxy were able to equalize once more, scoring in the 86th minute thanks to a Kevin Cabral strike from the center of the box to tie the score at 3-3 and give each team a point.

LAFC returns to action on Friday, September 3 when it hosts Sporting Kansas City at Banc of California Stadium. That game kicks off at 7 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live nationally on UniMas and TUDN.

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