LAFC use fast start to defeat Columbus Crew SC

June 23, 2018 Los Angeles, CA. MLS 2018: Los Angeles Football Club vs Columbus Crew SC at BANC OF CALIFORNIA Stadium in Los Angeles, Ca on June 23, 2018. Rick Gurrola

Los Angeles, CA- By the time the first half was half over, LAFC already held a 2 goal lead and that’s all they would need for a 2-0 win over Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

“It was a great win,” said LAFC head coach, Bob Bradley. “Get off to a quick start like that at home, it’s a good feeling.”

LAFC earned a free-kick in the 4th minute of the game. LAFC’s Laurent Ciman stepped up and ripped a 30-yard hopper that skipped by the keeper for a goal. The shot went left of the Columbus Crew free-kick wall and bounced next to the right goal post for LAFC’s 1-0 lead.

“I felt confident in taking that free-kick and getting it towards goal,” said Ciman.

Just 4 minutes later, the home team would strike again. Adame Diomande was just milometers from being offside, but Lee Nguyen shot him a leading thru ball and Diomande did the rest from 5 yards out.

“It is easy for me to come in and work when you know the playing style,” said Diomande.

Diomande and Nguyen were one of the last players added to the LAFC roster and have connected for some scored on the pitch.

“I just feel like we have a connection,” said Diomande. “We talk a lot on the field and I’m glad we have that connection already and hopefully we can get better.”

LAFC will be back in action Saturday when they host Philadelphia Union.