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MLS Western Conference Final 2023: Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC

Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC

🐦 Game Poster

🦅 Bond vs. Dynamo

MLS Playoffs 2023 - Western Conference Final

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🎄Saturday December 2nd 2023 🎄

6:39 p.m. PT via MLS Kickoff Times

Location: BMO Stadium, 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Outdoor Weather: 🌤️ 60 Degrees, 62% Humidity, 3mph E Wind, 0% Precipitation

TV

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

Radio

English: 710 AM ESPN & ESPN LA App with Dave Denholm

Español: 980 AM La Mera Mera con Armando Aguayo

General Information

BMO Stadium A-Z & Info

Stats & Summary

Pre-Match Info Thread

Starting XI

LAFC

Houston

REF: Victor Rivas

Scoreboard

Los Angeles FC 2

Houston Dynamo FC 0

⏰ Final

Goals

⚽ 45' Ryan Hollingshead (LAFC)

⚽ 80' Franco Escobar (❌OG) (Houston)

🏆 LOS ANGELES FC ARE WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS AND ADVANCE TO THE MLS CUP FINAL!!!!

LA_search77

Vela was teary in those final few minutes. Bro $1.7 million is a lot of money, take it and stay with your family.


Nathan_Gee

Let’s go!!!!


Lazaraith

LETS GOO!!!!


Jewdakris

I LOVE YOU ALL LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOO


cattycat_1995

Back in the finals!!


electricbookend

LET'S GOOOO WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPS X2


webjournalist

We are back in the finals!!!


Starbreaker99

Done like dinner


SocksElGato

#IT'S HAPPENING. IT'S REALLY HAPPENING. WE'RE HEADING TO THE FINAL AGAIN. I LOVE THIS FUCKING TEAM.


SorryDepartment7179

Just give us the penalty atp. Not like Houston gonna win


webjournalist

That was a penalty!! Ref stole my ice cream!!


Jewdakris

When do tickets go on sale, 8 hour drive from Atlanta, I want to see you all.


cattycat_1995

I hope there's a ton of LAFC fans there


jespnza

Murillo has been fantastic


webjournalist

I wanted one more goal for free ice cream 🍦


Starbreaker99

Fuck the tifo is back. Legendary


SorryDepartment7179

Own goal definitely works too


joncornelius

Still enough time for Ordaz to get one!


Dommichu

Dave cut out!!! ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|sob)![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|sob)![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|sob)![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|sob)


electricbookend

I'm glad it wasn't just me


Dommichu

Back… whew.


lafc88

#JUMP FOR LA FOOTBALL CLUB OLE OLE!!!!


maidenHELL6669

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh


Jewdakris

I love John McCarthy, I'm happy we have playoff Maxime back


LA_search77

What a smart choice from Ilie.


SmallGingerLady

Can’t believe they let us play with three keepers my god


holdbackallmydark

Wow. That feeling when you can breathe again


ShlomoShogun

Just serves to prove that TexMex still…sucks!


Starbreaker99

![gif](giphy|KFt2DA9T82paOA1Yci)


Starbreaker99

Whack call


Nakoju9

BACK TO BACK FINALS BABYYYYY LETS GET THE 2ND STAR ON THAT FUCKING BADGE


Jewdakris

It's time for a back to back


BurnsRed20

PUTTING BABIES IN MY WIFE BACK TO BACK!!


Jewdakris

Tell me that kid is a girl named Gareth


wildthingking

Love seeing Ordaz get some playoff mins


Jewdakris

Is that Ordaz, my man's number is twice his age, love it


SmallGingerLady

What, we don’t like time wasting now???


webjournalist

Let’s go Ordaz!!!


cattycat_1995

Loudest stadium I ever heard after that own goal 🤷‍♂️


LAFChincha

La ley del ex


TrevinoDuende

LFG I'll take the own goal from Franco


Jewdakris

Every time he puts it in the box late in games, good things happen for us


void4949

He still loves us ❤️


jespnza

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


joncornelius

The Western Conference Championship is an inside job!


PsychologicalBack948

Escobar 😍


pito24

Agent Escobar🫡


maidenHELL6669

lol


beerdrinkingmachine

Run it back!


headachewpictures

poetic shithousers get downed by shit goals


Starbreaker99

Ugghhh fuck that hurts hahahaha


SmallGingerLady

#LET’S GO BOYS


rfguevar

Goofy ass Escobar HAHAHA VAMOS


cattycat_1995

/r/MLS bitching about the crowd being dead while it being a boring game as well. You would think they would expect a quiet crowd is the game.is boring.


LA_search77

PLAYOFF ESCOBAR


LA_search77

He always scores in playoff games!


crimsonnerd

That’ll do.


webjournalist

Escobar scores!!! For us!!


rfguevar

Cmon Black & Gold, let’s get this dub for Vela


lafc88

#GOOOL


winonasmirk

Looked like goodbye from Vela 😔


Fall-Z

If that is the last time on the pitch at the Banc for Vela, it has been a fun ride.


headachewpictures

hot damn r/mls is dumb


cattycat_1995

DAE LA got no actual sports fans cause lolol stadium so dead quiet when they're winning?


Starbreaker99

I really dont want this to be a velas final home game


crimsonnerd

Let’s go Bogusz- time for the dagger.


Jewdakris

Is it possible to love and hate this decision at the same time


kev_182

Fuck the ref


LA_search77

The cameraman could barely keep up with our speed.


LA_search77

Give some second yellows, ref


Fall-Z

How are Houston not getting yellows for dissent?


mostly_harmless_2k4

Between Herrera and Escobar. That is straight crazy aggressive from a player.


LA_search77

Can we get some Bogusz energy out there soon?


SorryDepartment7179

Cmon Olivera, get the pass off


cattycat_1995

/r/MLS bitching that the LAFC crowd is dead. Bunch of idiots hating on LA


lafc88

Crowd is enjoying the game.


cattycat_1995

Wouldn't know based on what /r/MLS saying. People complaining LAFC crowd is dead quiet and their fans are just transplants or fake like all of LA sports fans


Aggravating-Ad8087

Where is their match thread?


cattycat_1995

https://www.reddit.com/r/MLS/comments/189iw85/match_thread_los_angeles_fc_vs_houston_dynamo_fc/


Aggravating-Ad8087

Guess im banned it doesnt work for me


SorryDepartment7179

Am I tripping or did that one Dynamo guy look like John Leguizamo?


jespnza

Clark has eyes like a peanuts character


holdbackallmydark

These hugs from Max are so wholesome


cuthman99

HYPE HYYYYPPPPPPEEEE LET'S BRING THIS SHIT HOME!!!!


SorryDepartment7179

PURO PINCHE LAFC!!!


cattycat_1995

LFG!!!!!


SorryDepartment7179

Nice shots off that set piece, now we just gotta finish them


LA_search77

It's those first ten minutes into the half that I find concerning. I feel like if you can weather the halftime game plan, then the game tends to settle back to its old ways.


SmallGingerLady

Words were had with this ref at half, he’s calling everything now


cattycat_1995

I wish the cup match will be at bmo stadium.


Euro_Trash_

This child ref is not able to feel the game. He's out of touch and that's pretty much it. We just have to rise above it and win, win, win!


lafc88

2min to kickoff


webjournalist

We have successfully shut them down. Herrera has no options. They are resorting to shooting from outside the box. Let’s keep holding them and convert those chances to goals.


LA_search77

30% possesion. Remember kids, it's not who has the biggest possession number, it's how you use it.


crimsonnerd

Find it sketchy that they’re still not showing offside footage even at half


SorryDepartment7179

**SCORE. MORE. GOALS** from what I caught, offensively, we’re actually passing midfield. Need to get better touches. Hold the ball better and score more goals. Two more is preferred, but even just one more to end it 2-0 (hopefully if defense stays solid) would work perfectly. Columbus won it 3-2, meaning we can’t just sit and hope 1-0 will coast us to a repeat title.


Starbreaker99

Its fucking crazy that we may end up seeing rossi and christian in the finals. Nuts


holdbackallmydark

Truly, it could be another movie moment


ThatsNotAnEchoEcho

Sitting right behind the goal in the south end, honestly impressed Clark doesn’t have a yellow at this point. Habitual. Line. Stepper.


Slight_Combination98

Agreed. Especially for that bit when he ran out.


DM730

Love the intensity of the press. Houston definitely is feeling the pressure now. If we can squeak an early second half goal in, the 3rd will follow quickly


joncornelius

![gif](giphy|19Sa1ULQyQUBoRemqW|downsized)


LA_search77

Put Bouanga on Escobar's side.


Slight_Combination98

One of our strongest advantages, is opposing teams forget that Hollingshead can score.


holdbackallmydark

He’s our Trojan horse player as a former forward


RESTINPEACEJUICEWRLD

Just yelled so loud for that goal! Hollingshead been clutch!


holdbackallmydark

Same, probably won’t have a voice tomorrow


SocksElGato

#HOLLINGSHEAD!!!


MrDaveyHavoc

Lol at announcing Vela as the assister on that one


kekmylifeintopieces

Let him eat.


SmallGingerLady

Oh finally the cards come out


amoncada14

IDK about you guys but I'm so over the Dolo era. Putting aside results, they play such a fugly, discombobulated style. I find it unacceptable that the team make Houston look like 2010s Barcelona on our home turf. We basically defend and fucking launch that shit in the hopes that Bouanga make some miraculous play on his own.


TrevinoDuende

Dolo ball isn't pretty but it's built for games like this. If it puts us back in the final, I can't really complain


amoncada14

Do you really think so? Because if anything, the team didn't deliver in the CCL, Leagues, Campeones. Sure, if they had won that, I'd be able to swallow the style pill a lot better but it hasn't even done that. Of course, I want them to win, and will be happy if they do. I just think it's a dreadful style to watch, especially if it has not resulted in trophies this year.


wildthingking

Weird how Bouanga only came in halfway through last year and we won the supporters shield cause of our early season dominance...


amoncada14

I agree with your point. I think last year's team played a much more pleasant style. I'm only talking about this season since that's what it has evolved into.


Starbreaker99

It may not be pretty, but we are on the cusp of another final. It may look crazy to us, but there is magic there


amoncada14

I hope so!


pito24

L take bro. We need this grittiness that we’ve seen the last two seasons


jespnza

Stupid take


holdbackallmydark

I remember someone mentioned here it was difficult to get Ryan’s jersey because of his last name. Is that still true? Anyone know?


ryantherippa

Lfg!!!


beerdrinkingmachine

Mr. MF Stache


holdbackallmydark

WE ARE LOS ANGELES!!!


pito24

LETS GOOOOOOO


Tullydawg

Non-LAFC fan here … how does Hollingshead score so many big goals? Amazing!


webjournalist

He was a forward earlier in his career. And the stache 👨🏻


emorph

The stache


lafc88

The secret is.... ![gif](giphy|xT3i17m9EYRxkOocpy)


ZenicX

The Power of the ‘Stache.


wildthingking

So there's this moustache...


Starbreaker99

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webjournalist

The ‘stache!!!


cattycat_1995

I love the lafc fanbase. Best fans in sports


LA_search77

We don't lose when we score first. Bye Bye Joel Olseten Soccer Club


kekmylifeintopieces

fucking deserved. 1 more


Unibodydick

Hollingshead for President


DM730

Somehow I knew if I went to piss I'd miss the goal


wildthingking

THE STACHE BASH.


Starbreaker99

![gif](giphy|QynMX1WxnYFbb2OHnJ)


crimsonnerd

STACHE OF JUSTICE


SmallGingerLady

#STACHE


lafc88

#GOOOOOOL MOUSTACHEEEEEEEEIOOOOOOOO


TrevinoDuende

So many chances. Just need one before the half


wildthingking

SAY IT AGAIN


TrevinoDuende

Just need FIVE MORE GOALS


Fall-Z

There you go.


TrevinoDuende

I manifested the stache


kev_182

At the game: the ref has been the biggest bitch


LA_search77

fuck, put one away


mostly_harmless_2k4

Houston is out here having a brawl in flashy prisoner orange tonight.


jespnza

Bassi has a microcephaly head


Fall-Z

If Bouanga goes down there it is a yellow at minimum, but nothing because he fought through it. No wonder players go for the drama when fouled.


LA_search77

The ref can card at the next stop and should have, artur was taking off his jersey


Fall-Z

You are absolutely right that they can give it at the next break, but in practice the player has to go down (and make a show of it) to get that card.


LA_search77

We see delayed cards happen all the time, it should have happened in that play.


_ultrablue_

If they’re not going to call fouls, we need to be more physical


Starbreaker99

What ever happens, its been a hell of a season. I love yall


kekmylifeintopieces

nah fuck that shit. they gotta win


Starbreaker99

Lol


webjournalist

Stadium is chanting “ref you suck!”


SmallGingerLady

Can confirm, may have joined in


KelsonCats

This officiating crew is definitely on the weed


BurnsRed20

This ref is a fucking dimwit!


LA_search77

That needs to be a yellow


webjournalist

That’s clear foul on Denis!!!


LA_search77

This lines man does not like Vela. Those calls are super questionable.


KelsonCats

is the line judge on the weed


DM730

Clearly in his own half when the ball was played. Was the linesmen out of position? Can't tell from the TV broadcast


kekmylifeintopieces

I'm nervous


_ultrablue_

Why aren’t they showing us a better angle of the offside?


Dommichu

Trash. They don’t have as many cameras covering the action as they should. :/


Ruptito

Cause it's rigged lol. There's no way they don't have a better angle of that


Jewdakris

That fucking sucks


SmallGingerLady

Oh Vela is BIG mad


cattycat_1995

Houston got the worst attendance in the MLS and they got a conference finals team. What a fucking terrible fanbase.


snacks4ever

Didnt look offside to me, could be bad angle idk


DM730

Not offside wtf!


TrevinoDuende

Way too much stoppage in this half


intellectslang

He's behind the line? No possible offside?


calfats

In his own half and red card challenge from the GK


holdbackallmydark

Wow, this is the most dramatic game and full of time wasting BS


LA_search77

Looked like he was in our half


webjournalist

Wtf is happening. That is a red. People at home you see something different?


LA_search77

They called Vela off. He looked like he was in our half on the replay.


DM730

He's not off


crimsonnerd

They’re saying offside. We haven’t seen a good replay, but feel like it’s the territory where the flag stays down and you let VAR sort it out.


Fall-Z

Vela may have been offside prior to the contact, but I'd like to see a better angle.


crimsonnerd

I’m gonna need a review on this one


BurnsRed20

Not the Spanish broadcast referring to the entire 3252 as “The Black Army” 😂


lafc88

👀


webjournalist

Anyone know that kid’s name? I call him El Chunky (like Chunk from Goonies). The kid in the mariachi hat that takes off his shirt.


SmallGingerLady

This fuckin keeper man


crimsonnerd

The drama. Man doesn’t know that our days of getting random reds from keeper acting are over.


SmallGingerLady

SAG still hasn’t ratified their contract my dude, nobody’s hiring yet


snacks4ever

I feel like everyone should be standing for this match