Match Recap

Recap | LAFC 1-2 Charlotte FC 8/26/23


The Los Angeles Football Club fell to Charlotte FC 2-1, ending a four-game unbeaten streak in the MLS Regular Season. The Black & Gold lost their second-ever meeting vs. Charlotte, equalizing the series 1-1 with a victory for each home team.

Ashley Westwood gave Charlotte the first-half advantage scoring in the 29th minute. LAFC answered back as Mario Gonzalez scored the first goal of his MLS career in the 67th minute. Charlotte would take back the lead just eight minutes later as Scott Arfield would score the game-winner in the 75th minute for Charlotte.

The Black & Gold kept looking for the match equalizer with an attempt in the 90th minute (+5) from Denis Bouanga, however, LAFC’s efforts came up short.

LAFC remain in second place in the MLS Western Conference (8th overall) with an 11-7-7 record for 40 points, just four points behind conference leaders St. Louis CITY.


LAFC will be back in action on Sunday, September 3 when Inter Miami CF visits BMO Stadium. Next Sunday’s match will mark the third time the teams have met with LAFC having come out on top of both of their previous meetings, defeating   Miami 1-0 at home in 2020 and 2-0 in Miami in 2022. The highly anticipated matchup between the reigning MLS Cup Champions and the newly crowned Leagues Cup Champions is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, 710 AM ESPN Los Angeles, ESPNLA App and 980 La Mera Mera (ESP).



  • LAFC falls 2-1 to Charlotte FC in the second-ever meeting between both sides. The series is now tied at a 1-1-0 (W-L-T) record with each club. winning at their respective home.
  • Tonight’s loss vs. Loss ends LAFC’s unbeaten streak in MLS play to four games dating back to July 8 with the club going 2-0-2 in that time for eight points from a possible 12.
  • LAFC remains ranked 2nd in the West with 40 points and holds a 3-5-4 (W-L-T) record on the road with (22 points) of 36 points possible.
  • Forward Mario Gonzalez registered his second consecutive regular-season start and scored his first LAFC and MLS career goal in the 67th minute.
  • Newcomer Cristian Olivera registered his second appearance in Black & Gold replacing Carlos Vela in the 64th minute.
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