Los Angeles, CA – LAFC forward Latif Blessing used his leaping ability to out jump MInnesota United defender Francisco Calvo and head it to Mark-Anthony Kaye who slammed it into the back of the net.
Kaye’s goal was the cushion LAFC needed as they held on to defeat Minnesota United 2-0 at Banc of California Stadium on Wednesday night.
“He can jump, that guy (Blessings),” Kaye said. “I knew he was capable of flicking it on. Sometimes you have to be in the right spot and thank God I was.”
LAFC (6-2-1) continued their unbeaten streak at home and remain second in the Western Conference with 19 points.
The Black and Gold got on the board first when Diego Rossi sent a low cross into the box to Eduard Atuesta who finished with ease in the 31st minute. It was Atueta’s first MLS goal.
LAFC continued the pressure in the second half and had multiple scoring opportunities but the third goal never came.
“I think tonight we saw some really good moments,” LAFC coach Bob Bradley said. “I think we could’ve been sharper and better in the second half but overall, I think they did a really good job.”
With a short week between games , LAFC turns its attention to NYCFC who will travel to Los Angeles on Sunday for a Mother’s Day showdown.
“Every game we want to improve,” LAFC forward Carlos Vela said. “We want to be a better team.”