19.9 C
Friday, June 9, 2023
HomeNewsLAFC can't capitalize on scoring chances in goalless draw with Seattle

LAFC can’t capitalize on scoring chances in goalless draw with Seattle


Two of the favorites in the Western Conference relied on their goaltenders as Seattle’s Stefan Frei and LAFC’s John McCarthy scored shutouts in a 0-0 tie on Saturday.

Frei made three saves and McCarthy had four, as each turned away limited scoring opportunities from two of MLS’s most powerful clubs.

LAFC remained undefeated at 2-0-1, while Seattle fell to 2-1-1.

Amid significant schedule congestion with MLS games interspersed with CONCACAF Champions League games, LAFC had a better chance of escaping with a late-minute victory.

Kwadwo Opoku had two chances in the last 10 minutes but couldn’t convert. Opoku sent a pass over the bar just yards from Frei in the 89th minute. In the second minute of stoppage time, Opoku had a left-footed shot denied on a kick saved by Frei.

The Sounders have yet to allow a goal in three home games this season.

Despite controlling possession, Seattle only had a few good scoring opportunities. Albert Rusnák hit the post from outside the penalty area midway through the first half. Xavier Arreaga sent a free header wide of the goal midway through the second half and McCarthy cleverly dove for a loose ball that went past the front of the goal in the 75th minute.

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

Latest stories