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Los Angeles FC 6-2 San Jose Earthquakes: Cherundolo´s side move to Western Conference summit

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 23 Jun 2024

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Los Angeles FC moved to the Western Conference summit with a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.at BMO Stadium.

Mateusz Bogusz struck twice, while Denis Bouanga, Kei Kamara, Ryan Hollingshead and Tomas Angel were also on target as LAFC returned to winning ways in MLS.

Steve Cherundolo’s side saw their eight-match winning streak end at Austin in midweek, but they took the lead through Bogusz after a quarter of an hour.

Bouanga doubled the lead with his 13th goal of the season, while Kamara headed in a Bogusz cross before Hollingshead’s deflected strike made it 4-0 before half-time.

Rodrigues replied for bottom side San Jose in first-half stoppage time, before Benjamin Kikanovic reduced the arrears in the 57th minute.

However, LAFC had the final word with Angel striking three minutes from time to send them top of the Western Conference – ahead of Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy by virtue of winning one more game.

Data Debrief: Kamara passes Donovan

Kamara’s header gave him his 146th regular-season goal in MLS, moving him past Landon Donovan and into second place on the all-time list.

The 39-year-old is now 25 goals behind Chris Wondolowski’s record, while LAFC extended their franchise-record unbeaten streak to 10 matches.

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