LAFC kicks off season with historic win over Seattle Sounders

With a record seven consecutive wins to start the season, LAFC shows strength and determination

Seattle Sounders FC v Los Angeles Football Club
Seattle Sounders FC v Los Angeles Football Club / Michael Owens/GettyImages

LAFC began their journey in the 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season in extraordinary fashion, securing a historic victory over the Seattle Sounders FC. The match, held last Saturday at the BMO Stadium, was marked by thrilling moments and spectacular plays, culminating in a final score of 2-1 in favor of the hosts.

From the opening whistle, LAFC demonstrated their determination on the field, seeking control of the game and pressuring the opponent with intensity. Timothy Tillman opened the scoring at the 45th minute of the first half, capitalizing on a precise cross from Omar Campos to find the net with a beautiful first-time shot. This goal not only put LAFC ahead on the scoreboard but also marked the beginning of a promising journey for Tillman, who opened his goal account for the 2024 season, and for Campos, who recorded his first assist in the MLS in his debut for the club.

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The lead was extended in the second half by Mateusz Bogusz, who at the 55th minute unleashed a thunderbolt from outside the box, leaving no chance for the opposing goalkeeper. The crowd at BMO Stadium went wild with the goal, acknowledging the quality and determination of LAFC in pursuit of victory.

Seattle Sounders FC did not give up easily and fought until the end. At the 73rd minute, Pedro de la Vega converted a penalty, narrowing LAFC's lead to 2-1. Despite the opposing pressure in the final minutes, the solid defense and inspired performance of debutant goalkeeper Hugo Lloris secured the victory and three points for LAFC.

In addition to the positive result on the field, LAFC broke a record in the MLS by securing their seventh consecutive win to open the season. This historic achievement not only reflects the quality and consistency of the team but also highlights the winning mentality and meticulous preparation of the team for the start of each campaign.

Now, with the momentum of victory on their side, LAFC prepares to face Real Salt Lake in their first away game. The team is determined to maintain the rhythm and secure more points in pursuit of their goals.

In addition to the on-field highlights, the match against Seattle Sounders FC also marked significant moments for some LAFC players. Hugo Lloris and Omar Campos made their MLS debuts, adding experience and quality to the squad. Eddie Segura, after recovering from a knee injury that kept him sidelined throughout the 2023 season, returned to the team as a substitute, showing resilience and determination in his recovery journey.