NOTEBOOK: Strong Second Half Sees Sporting KC Steal Three Points From LAFC

by | Jun 26, 2021 | LAFC, MLS

LAFC Sees Its Early Lead Evaporate Following A Red Card And Late Goal In Kansas City

By Michael House – LA Soccer Press /

Sporting Kansas City did what they do best and came from behind to beat LAFC at Children’s Mercy Park.

After scoring his first goal for LAFC, Kim Moon-Hwan gave the Black & Gold a first half lead. That one-goal lead quickly evaporated after Tristan Blackmon’s 58th-minute red card. Daniel Solloi was able to net the winning goal in the 87th minute.

Sporting KC have now posted the most come-from-behind victories this season with five. KC climbed within two points of league-leading Seattle Sounders, while LAFC remained in ninth place in the Western Conference.

  • Kim Moon-Hwan got past multiple defenders and netted his first LAFC goal through an assist from Jose Cifuentes.
  • Daniel Salloi looked to be in on goal before Tristan Blackmon pulled him down and earned himself a red card in the 58th minute.
  • LAFC’s captain, Carlos Vela, was used as a 57th minute substitute in this match, meaning Eduard Atuesta filled in as captain. Vela has struggled with injuries this season, but scored and assisted in LAFC’s match against FC Dallas.
  • The Black & Gold have yet to string more than one victory together and remain in ninth place in the Western Conference with ten games played.

House is a native of Los Angeles. He writes about MLS and covers Los Angeles FC for LA Soccer Press.