Latif Blessing Scores As LAFC Reach Quarter Finals of MLS is Back Tourney

Ghanaian midfielder Latif Blessing was on the scoresheet as LAFC thumped champions Seattle Sounders to reach the last eight of the MLS is Back tournament. 

The 23-year old midfielder doubled his side’s lead in the 39th minute after his curled shot deflected off the arms of Seattle defender Shane O’Neill.

Uruguayan attacker Diego Rossi had given LAFC the lead after just 14 minutes, when he expertly converted from the spot following a penalty he won by himself after he was tripped off by Xavier Arreaga in the box.

The MLS champions pulled one back in the 75th minute through Will Bruin, but any form of a fight back was immediately dashed when Diego Rossi netted his second of the game with eight minutes left.

LAFC hit the final nail in the coffin of the Sounders after Brian Rodriguez cut onto his left to finish off brilliantly. Blessing lasted the entire duration, after playing in a more advance role.

The LAFC will face Orlando City in Friday’s quarter finals.

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