LAFC hosts Vancouver in last home game of the regular season

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The last home game of the Los Angeles Football Club is coming October 21. They will face the Vancouver Whitecaps, a team they defeated in April in Vancouver.

As of now LAFC is in second place in the Western Conference, one point behind FC Dallas and three points ahead of Sporting Kansas City. Another win gets them much closer to the top seed in the MLS playoffs Western Conference, but they will have one more away game: against KC. 

The last time KC and LAFC met was at Banc of California Stadium and Sporting Kansas City got the win. So a win against the Whitecaps is crucial.

LAFC Defender Walker Zimmerman

In all of their postgame press conferences, the players and coach Bob Bradley re-affirm the importance of the fan support, especially coming from the 3252, the fan section at the north end of the stadium. The team hears the singing, chanting and roaring cheers even before they enter the field.

There is no doubt on Sunday the 3252 will be rocking the BoC once again.

In their most recent home match LAFC defeated the Houston Dynamo 4-2. All of their star players were at full health and played a great game. Carlos Vela had two goals plus Walker Zimmerman and Adama Diomande had one each. 

LAFC has performed above expectations for their inaugural season, even though a year ago coach Bob Bradley said their aim was to win this season. It seemed like a bold statement from a coach that didn’t have enough players to fill out a squad at the time.

Game time on Sunday will be 2 p.m. Below is Claudia Gestro’s video report from the October 12 match.

Photos by Claudia Gestro