LAFC match against FC Dallas ends in a draw

Los Angeles, CA – LAFC took an early 1-0 lead on Steven Beitashour’s goal but FC Dallas forward Max Urruti scored from outside the box for the equalizer.

The black and gold finished the match in 1-1 tie to earn a point in front 22,000 at the Banc of California Stadium on Saturday

“Today the new challenge is in an afternoon game on a hot day,” LAFC coach Bob Bradley said. “I hope the schedule makers understand that. (Today) was a good game, but if you play that game tonight, it would have been a better game.”

LAFC draw snapped a three-game winning streak but they remain unbeaten in their last four matches and are second place in the Western Conference.

The action started early with LAFC forward Diego Rossi on the attack with a volley from close range but the goalkeeper made the save down low.

In the 10th minute, Rossi found Steven Beitashour inside the box for a goal. Beitashour beat the FC Dallas goalkeeper to open the scoring.

“We were able to create good chances,” Beitashour said. “It comes down to being more clinical in the final third because that game should have been 3- or 4-nothing by time they got their chance.”

FC Dallas almost had the equalizer in the 18th minute but LAFC defender Laurent Ciman rushed back to clear the goal attempt.

LAFC had plenty of scoring opportunities but failed to convert. Omar Gaber replaced Latif Blessing in the 68th minute and quickly put pressure on the FC Dallas defense.

A few minutes later, Gaber got behind the defense but his shot went wide of the far post. LAFC finished with 15 shots and four shots on target. The Black and Gold have 16 points through eight matches.

“I thought we still created a lot of good opportunities today,” Bradley said. “I feel like we had the game and we didn’t finish it, so therefore we left two points on the table.”