LOS ANGELES, CA — On Friday, there was an almost two-hour rain and lightning delay... in Los Angeles! With the win LAFC made a case to move up in the standings, as they battle Western Conference leaders FC Dallas and Sporting KC for a top two seed.
Three minutes after Manotas' goal, the game went into a weather delay the first ever at the stadium, due to lightning in the area around the stadium.
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LAFC seemed to regroup during the delay. In the 43rd minute, Carlos Vela drew a penalty on Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric. Vela buried it to tie the game, LAFC took the lead shortly after as Vela sent a cross in that was tapped in by Adama Diomande.
It was an incredibly game by LAFC and also Vela who added a spectacular chip, over the goalkeeper to make it a final score of 4-2.
With the win LAFC moves up to second place in the Western Conference with 56 points and they have a shot at first place FC Dallas that currently has 57 points. The next game for LAFC is against Vancouver Whitecaps on October 21st at home.