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LAFC Plays to a 2-2 Draw on the Road in Portland

April 13, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) collected its first road point of the season on Saturday afternoon, playing to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Mateusz Bogusz scored both goals for LAFC, tallying on either side of halftime, for the first multi-goal game of his MLS career, helping his team earn the draw.

LAFC is now 3-3-2 on the season for 11 points, leaving the club tied for third place in the Western Conference and two points behind the first-place Vancouver Whitecaps.

Portland went in front in the 11th minute when Evander clipped a ball into the box for Felipe Mora who was able to get the slightest of touches on it, directing it past LAFC goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and just inside the far post to give the home side a 1-0 advantage.

The score was level eleven minutes later when Bogusz scored his first goal of the game.Timothy Tillman collected the ball in the center of the park and played a through ball between the Portland defense for Bogusz, who took two touches before firing a left-footed shot past former LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, tying the score at 1-1.

The Timbers were back in front just before halftime when Evander, who had set up his team's opening goal, scored Portland's second. Juan Mosquera found Evander inside the box and he settled the pass on his chest before firing a shot into the net from close range, giving his team a 2-1 lead heading into the break.

Just three minutes after the restart, the Timbers were reduced to 10 men as Crépeau was sent off for a foul on Denis Bouanga just outside the box. From the resulting free kick, Bogusz fired a shot that got over the wall and under the crossbar, tying the score at 2-2.

Over the final 40 minutes of the game, both sides were able to create a number of chances, but neither was able to break the deadlock and the game would finish 2-2.

LAFC will return to action on Saturday, April 20, when they host the New York Red Bulls at BMO Stadium. That game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT, can be seen live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and on 710 AM ESPN LA, 980 AM La Mera Mera (Esp) and SiriusXM FC.

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