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LAFC vs DC United

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

7:30pm PT

Banc of California Stadium - Los Angeles, California

TV: KCOP 13, Estrella 62

Radio: 710 AM ESPN, ESPN LA App, 980 AM La Mera Mera

LAFC extended its winning streak to a Club record six games after defeating Charlotte FC 5-0 on Saturday, Aug. 13. The Black & Gold now have a short turnaround and face D.C. United on Tuesday at Banc of California Stadium.

In addition to their record wining streak, LAFC has also won eight of its last nine games and remain atop the Supporters’ Shield standings with 54 points and a six-point lead on the Philadelphia Union and Austin FC.

DC United currently sit in last place in the Eastern Conference with 22 points through 24 games played.

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DC UNITED IN-DEPTH

Led by new head coach Wayne Rooney, DC United have struggled to find any type of positive consistency this season as the team owns the league’s worst overall record (6-14-4). Rooney, who took over for former head coach Hernán Losada in July, has only been able to pick up one win in the four games he has managed (1-2-1).

Forward and Designated Player Taxiarchis Fountas has been a bright spot for the club, scoring 11 goals with 17 games played. Forwards Ola Kamara (7) and Michael Estrada (4) account for 22 of the team’s 28 goals scored this season along with Fountas

The Club recently signed forward Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace FC in the English Premier League, but he will be unable to play against LAFC. 

DC United will also be without defender Brad Smith (knee surgery) and goalkeeper Bill Hamid (hand).  

LAFC WILL WIN IF

They continue to utilize all weapons on the field. The Black & Gold had five different goal scorers last Saturday and should continue to move the ball to different ends of the field to have DC United scrambling throughout the game. The LAFC backline will need to keep its eye on Fountas and Kamara and limit any threat the duo might bring to the defensive half. 

DC UNITED CAN WIN IF

They can break down the LAFC attack. DC United will need to find a way to cut down space and not lose sight of any of the LAFC forwards. Rooney will most likely roll out a 4-3-3 formation and hope to feed the ball to Fountas and Kamara to create offense.

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