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LAFC Falls 4-2 to Columbus Crew SC in Third Preseason Contest

February 4, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) fell 4-2 against Columbus Crew SC at Banc of California Stadium on Monday afternoon. LAFC would get on the scoresheet first following an own goal by Crew defender Harrison Afful in the 7th minute. Just over half an hour later, the visitors would tie things up through forward Patrick Mullins.

Moments after the restart, LAFC would once again take the lead. Trialist Adrian Perez fed Lee Nguyen in on goal, and the midfielder finished calmly to the bottom right corner in the 47th minute. Crew SC would immediately tie the game a minute later after JJ Williams poked a ball past Phillip Ejimadu. Williams would score his second of the game in the 76th minute, before Justin Meram made it four for Columbus in the 90th minute.

Next up for LAFC is a meeting with the reigning MLS Cup Champions Atlanta United FC on Sunday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT at Banc of California Stadium. The match is closed to the public but will remain open to media.

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