HARRISON, NJ - MARCH 13: A general view of the MLS, Fussball Herren, USA march ball on the field during the first half of the Major League Soccer game between the New York Red Bulls and Minnesota United on March 13, 2022 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire SOCCER: MAR 13 MLS - Minnesota United at New York Red Bulls Icon220332609

To conclude week two of the 2019 Major League Soccer season, the Portland Timbers travelled to Banc of California Stadium to play Los Angeles FC. Managed by Bob Bradley, LAFC reached the MLS Cup playoffs in their inaugural 2018 season, losing in the first round to Real Salt Lake. The team’s style of play from the start has been defined by quick, skilled attacking from the flanks, and their attractive displays of football continued this past weekend.

Led by talismanic midfielder Diego Valeri, Portland put on a firm fight, orchestrating hopeful counter-attacks and organised defensive actions. Eventually, the Black and Gold wore out the opposition and won their second match.

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