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LAFC came from behind to earn a 1-1 tie against Minnesota United FC in Saint Paul on Tuesday night. LAFC’s 19-8-4 record (61 points) is still the best in the Western Conference, and the Black & Gold can clinch the top seed in the West this week if Austin FC lose or draw to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Highlights | LAFC 1-1 Minnesota United 9/13/22

LAFC fell behind just before the half when Brent Kallman scored for the Loons in the 45th minute giving the home team a 1-0 lead going into halftime.

Carlos Vela leveled the score with a signature left footed blast that found the back of the net from distance in the 64th minute. 

LAFC returns home to face the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. PT. (TV: KCOP 13, Estrella 62; Radio: 710 AM ESPN / ESPN LA app and 980 AM La Mera Mera). LAFC will celebrate Latin American Heritage Night presented by Estrella TV with special in-stadium events and performances, including a post-game firework show.

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NEWS & NOTES:

  • The tie puts LAFC in a position to clinch the Western Conference title this week, pending the result of the Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake game on Wednesday. A tie or RSL win will lock up LAFC’s position atop the conference. 
  • LAFC Captain Carlos Vela scored his ninth goal of the season.  
  • Vela’s second half goal was the league-leading 42nd second half goal for the Black & Gold. 
  • LAFC’s newest addition, Cristian Tello made his MLS debut on Tuesday, Sept. 13, entering the match in the 62nd minute.
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