LAFC’s playoff hopes diminish after defeat to Portland
LAFC fought throughout the 90 minutes, but the Portland Timbers claimed a 2-1 victory on their visit to the Banc of California stadium.
Los Angeles Football Club is in a race against time and they need to start adding points if they want to book their spot in the 2021 MLS Cup playoffs. The Black & Gold's chances took a hard hit on Wednesday night with a 2-1 defeat against Portland Timbers at the Banc of California stadium.
“Yeah, our margin has been small all year. And so look, Murillo is in our team a really important guy, strong guy, great character. And so you know, you can say that now on the one play, his ability to deal with Mora isn't good enough, but you don't want to make it seem like now that's just the only part of it. There's recovery runs from other people to try to help a guy, if he's been beaten,” said LAFC coach Bob Bradley after the game.
"So you know, what I make of it is that there are individual mistakes, but collectively we've got to find a stronger way to stick together and not give up during a year where, man, it's been incredible how many tough moments we've had to deal with,” he added.
LA Galaxy up next for LAFC
Los Angeles FC is now 9W-12D-6L for the season with a total of 33 points and they currently sit in ninth place in the Western Conference. LAFC will try to bounce back in the Los Angeles derby when they face the Galaxy on Sunday at the Dignity Health Sports Park.