Mexican striker Alan Pulido He scored his sixth goal of the season in Sporting Kansas City’s 2-1 win over LAFC on Saturday, but left the game in the second half after suffering an injury. 15 minutes after scoring the goal, he was forced to leave the field due to a foot injury after being poked by a defender Eddie Segura. Sources consulted said the Mexican striker needed stitches after a cut due to the opponent’s studs.
“Polido has a tear, and it may require stitches,” said the Sporting Kansas City coach. Peter Worms, after the match.
For their part, in the LAFC locker room, the disappointment with the loss was palpable after they started the match with a win.
“In the dressing room we are very disappointed. We are a team with high expectations for ourselves, so we are not happy when we lose.” Cory Bird At the end of the game.
In a tough week of three games in eight days, LAFC finished with four points after a draw against him Houston Dynamo, victory against FC Dallas and defeat with kansas.
LAFC still hasn’t been able to win on the road yet in this tournament. In four road matches so far, they have lost three and drawn. Including disaster against his city rival, LA Galaxy.
“We have to learn, I think we learned today too, we knew how to defend a little bit in a complicated place because of the schedule, the heat that was in it, and we have to learn from those details, in confidence, in character so that in those moments of the match, we assume that they They cost us points, but we are happy with the team’s performance and the way it presented,” he said Edward Atwista after defeat.
Bob Bradley He returned to send an alternative squad to the field of play, due to the team’s rotation due to the strong physical load for a week with three matches. Young Archer Thomas Romero, repeated as the starting goalkeeper for the second consecutive game, while Danny Mosowski accompanied by Diego Rossi Never forward.
In the last game against Dallas, Bradley tested with a five-streak at the bottom of the second half. The tactical adjustment paid off, so, he repeated the starting lineup against Kansas. The approach was working for Bradley, Angelenos went with a goal of Kim Moon Hwan In the 24th minute they were able to increase their lead by outperforming Corey Bird before the break, however, early in the second half, the picture changed with Blackmon sent off.
“A lot of guys did everything they could and put in a lot of effort, but we made our childhood mistakes and neglect that can’t be done,” said coach Bob Bradley. “There are positive things, but it is frustrating that the things we do well cannot be backed by the three points.”
LAFC will seek to right the wrongs and turn the page after this defeat, as two consecutive away matches against them will follow. Real Salt Lake s Austin.