LAFC closed out the 2023 preseason with a 3-1 win over the San Diego Loyal of the USL Championship. Carlos Vela gave LAFC a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute, but the visiting Loyal equalized seven minutes before halftime to send the teams into the halftime break tied 1-1.


In the second half, Mahala Opoku, who had provided the assist on Vela's opener, restored LAFC's lead, finishing off a pass from Giorgio Chiellini. Denis Bouanga rounded out the scoring in the 83rd minute, giving LAFC their final 3-1 advantage.

LAFC kicks off the 2023 MLS season on Saturday, February 25 when they take on the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl.

Steve Cherundolo After LAFC's Preseason Win Over San Diego Loyal SC - 2/18/23