Los Angeles 5-0 Charlotte: The Minted destroyed by 5-star LA

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Los Angeles suffered an away loss to Los Angeles FC on Sunday at Banc of California Stadium. Following today’s result, Los Angeles and Charlotte sit 1st, (54 points) and 13th, (29 points), spots respectively, after 35 matches.

After a goalless first half, Los Angeles certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with an early goal from Murillo in the 50th minute. The Black and Gold looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Cifuentes in the 59th minute to establish a 2-0. The momentum was now with Los Angeles, who then scored again through a goal from Vela, at 73 minutes to establish a 3-0. The momentum was now with Los Angeles, who then scored again through a goal from Arango at the 76 minute mark to establish a 4-0. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a calamitous own goal from Walkes just before the final whistle to make it 5-0.

Substitutions for Los Angeles included Blessing, Opoku, Escobar, Mendez and Mamadou Fall for Ilie, Rodríguez, Vela, Cifuentes and Murillo, repectively. Charlotte brought on Alcivar, Fuchs, Gaines, Kerwin Vargas and Lindsey, to replace Bender, Afful, Mcneill, Reyna and Sobocinski.

The referee booked one player from Charlotte, Alcivar.

Los Angeles will play their next fixture at home against D.C. United, while Charlotte will face New York away.

Technical card:
Los Angeles FC:Crépeau, Segura, Murillo (Mamadou Fall, min.79), Palacios, Hollingshead, Ilie (Blessing, min.64), Kellyn Acosta, Cifuentes (Mendez, min.74), Rodríguez (Opoku, min.64), Arango and Vela (Escobar, min.74)
Charlotte FC:Kahlina, Walkes, Sobocinski (Lindsey, min.84), Mora, Afful (Fuchs, min.70), Bronico, Mcneill (Gaines, min.70), Reyna (Kerwin Vargas, min.79), Bender (Alcivar, min.46), Jóźwiak and Swiderski
Stadium:Banc of California Stadium
Goals:Murillo (1-0, min. 50), Cifuentes (2-0, min. 59), Vela (3-0, min. 73), Arango (4-0, min. 76) and Walkes (5-0, min. 90)