LAFC’s troubles on the road continue.
Last weekend, the Black and Gold lost a fourth successive MLS away match, this time beaten 2-1 by FC Dallas.
Despite Ryan Hollingshead’s very early red card, Cristian Arango actually broke the deadlock in Frisco, only for some questionable defending to allow Dallas to mount a comeback.
Then, on Tuesday night, LAFC did at least stop the rot, holding Minnesota United to a 1-1 draw thanks to Carlos Vela’s equaliser in St. Paul.
This terrible form has seen Steve Cherundolo’s team relinquish top spot in the overall standings, now sat two points behind Philadelphia Union.
If LAFC are to reclaim the Supporters’ Shield, they’ll surely need to win all three of their remaining fixtures, facing Portland and Nashville after this.
At Banc of California Stadium, they do remain unstoppable, having won their last eight home matches, scoring 21 goals.
So, a daunting prospect for Houston Dynamo, who saw their play-off hopes mathematically ended last weekend following the goalless draw with SKC.
Despite this, Kenny Bundy’s team bounced back in mid-week, beating New England Revolution 3-1 at PNC Stadium.
Darwin Quintero breaking the deadlock, before Fafà Picault’s late brace snatched the points.
Here though, LAFC will surely be far too strong?