Diego Rossi – 6
One of the better offensive players on the pitch was Diego Rossi. The Uruguayan was very active and did a great job of getting back to help defensively. One problem was his final ball. He and the other offensive members of the team were rarely in-sync and could not exploit the openings they did engineer. If the midfield can find more chemistry in the return led, Rossi might begin to make the most of those openings.
Brian Rodriguez – 6
LAFC’s best chance to score came from Brian Rodriguez in the first half. Rodriguez was very lively in the match and was one of the bright spots in the match. Again, like Rossi, he struggled to deliver accurate final passes or shots, and he held onto the ball too long at times, which was a problem for many of the LAFC attackers. Nevertheless, feed him with more chances to run at the Leon defense and he will cause problems.
Carlos Vela – 5
LAFC needed Carlos Vela to come up big for them. There was no question he would need a massive performance if his team were to get any sort of positive result from their trip to Leon. In the end, he caused problems for Leon at times but the final product wasn’t there from the reigning MLS Golden Boot winner and MVP. He lacked sharpness, slowed down the play horribly, and provided little ingenuity or spark.
Adrien Perez – 5
It was a brief appearance for Adrien Perez. He entered in the 76th minute in place of Diego Rossi. Perez did not have much of an impact on the match, however, as Leon pressed home their advantage in the closing stages.