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LAFC and Houston Dynamo produce fireworks in spectacular 3-3 drawlos angeles fc vs houston dynamo
Los Angeles FC might have been without superstar Carlos Vela but their much-anticipated clash with Houston Dynamo produced fireworks, nonetheless. Houston Dynamo would dominate the first half and LAFC the second in half in what was ultimately an entertaining 3-3 draw at the MLS is Back Tournament.
Club Comparison Los Angeles FC
Houston Dynamo FC
MLS MLS €54.38m Market Value €26.64m
First Tier League Level First Tier
€273Th. Expenditures 22/23 €1.82m
Steven Cherundolo Managers Paulo Nagamura
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The California-based club might have been the favorites ahead of this match. But it was Texas-based Houston that dominated the first half and took the lead in the 9th minute thanks to a shot from just outside the box by Memo Rodríguez. LAFC quickly managed to equalize, however, thanks to a strike by Major League Soccer veteran Bradley Wright-Phillips. The goal was reviewed for offside but stood.
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What happened next was nothing short of remarkable by the Houston Dynamo. The Orange Crush retook the lead in the 30th minute when Memo Rodríguez scored got on the end of a midfield cross, his initial shot was stopped by Kenneth Vermeer but the forward would stumble the rebound across the line. Then in the sixth minute of stoppage time, Alberth Elis made it 3-1 from a set-piece. Once again the goal was reviewed but the goal stood.
Market Value B. Wright-Phillips Centre-Forward –
Two goals down LAFC were, however, not out of the match and would use the second half to stage a remarkable comeback. In the 63rd minute, Diego Rossi broke into the box and hammered the ball right under the crossbar. LAFC were now flying and put up the pressure and six minutes later Brian Rodríguez scored the equalizer after Latif Blessing split the defense with a wonderful pass through the channel.
Market Value B. Rodríguez Left Winger €5.00m
LAFC were now the better, fitter team, as Houston Dynamo sat deep trying to hold on to a point. It was a hard piece of work but ultimately Houston earned a point against a side that will be among the favorites even without superstar Vela.
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LAFC and Houston Dynamo produce fireworks in spectacular 3-3 draw