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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