Los Angeles, CA - This past Saturday LAFC made a statement by beating the #2 ranked team DC United in the MLS power rankings 4-0, in their own house. This win keeps LAFC at the top of the MLS standings with a record 5-0-1 record (16 points).
Carlos Vela was first to score for the Black and Gold in the 15th minute before forward Diego Rossi would go on to score his first MLS hat trick. Last week Vela had his hat trick and this week it was Rossi’s turn. He scored goals in the 27th, 38th and 76th minute. This was the seventh time in MLS history a Club has recorded hat tricks in back-to-back matches, and the first time it’s happened in consecutive road games. This is also the first time a Club has won back-to-back road games with a +9 goal differential.
LAFC returns home to take on expansion side F.C. Cincinnati next Saturday evening. Kickoff at Banc of California Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PST.