Latif Blessing Off the Mark For Los Angeles In Friendly Draw With Vancounver Whitecaps

Latif Blessing off the mark for Los Angeles in friendly draw with Vancounver Whitecaps

Ghanaian forward Latif Blessing scored his debut goal for Los Angeles FC in their 4-4 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps in a pre-season friendly at the UCLA on Sunday evening.

Carlos Vela put Los Angeles ahead with a beautiful free kick before a brace from Anthony Brondell and a 38th minute strike from Yordy Reyna ended the first half in a 3-1 victory in favor of Whitecaps.

Blessing started the second half on a good note, scoring immediately after the restart to bring LAFC to within a goal, but Reyna scored his second in the 52nd minute to make it 4-2.

A 78th minute penalty kick which was neatly converted by Carlos Vela and an own goal from Benny Feilhaber ended the match in a eight-goal thriller.

The draw was Los Angeles’ third friendly draw of their pre-season.

The former Liberty Professionals forward lasted for the entire duration of the match.

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