Recap | LAFC 0-0 Sporting KC 3/9/24

Hugo Lloris made six saves in an impressive goalkeeping performance for the Black & Gold.


LAFC picked up a point thanks to a 0-0 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd of 22,175 at BMO Stadium. Each team managed 15 shots and six shots on target in the match, but neither was able to find a breakthrough over the 90 minutes. 

LAFC is now 1-1-1 on the season for four points, including a 1-0-1 mark at BMO Stadium.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made six saves to earn his first-ever clean sheet with the club, while reigning MLS Golden Boot winner Denis Bouanga, who signed a multi-year contract extension with the club on Friday, finished with a team-high five shots, including two on target. David Martinez made his LAFC home debut in the match, coming on for Ilie Sanchez in the 78th minute and creating a pair of chances for the home side.


  • This was just the fourth 0-0 home draw in LAFC's history, and the first since June 7, 2023 against Atlanta United.
  • Head coach Steve Cherundolo made just one substitution in the game, bringing on 18-year-old Venezuelan youth international David Martinez for his BMO Stadium debut.
  • Hugo Lloris made six saves for his first clean sheet in an LAFC shirt.
  • Eduard Atuesta appeared in his 99th regular season game for LAFC, leaving him one game shy of joining Carlos Vela, Latif Blessing, Diego Rossi Jose Cifuentes and Diego Palacios as the only players in club history to play in 100 or more regular season games.
  • Denis Bouanga ranks third in MLS with 17 shots this season. In two games at BMO Stadium this year, he has 14 shots, including four shots on target.

LAFC will be back in action on Saturday, March 16 when they travel to face Minnesota United. That game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. PT and will be shown live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and can be heard in English on 710 AM ESPN Los Angeles and in Spanish on 980 AM La Mera Mera.

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