In more ways than one, this was an embarrassing night for the Black and Gold.
Over an hour before kickoff, the LAFC supporter’s group known as 3252 stormed through the Dignity Health Sports Park concourse to their designated section for the evening. “Stormed” as in, literally. Dressed in camouflage from head to toe, the boisterous clad of cadets were determined to make a scene.
Seen several members of LAFC's 3252 wearing camo apparel. When I asked one supporter why, he said "we want to show that we are invading." #ElTrafico pic.twitter.com/bRJ9bYSVGr— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) July 20, 2019
Narrator’s voice: They did not invade.
If the shenanigans of St. Bilko’s men were suspect, things weren’t looking much better on the turf. As brilliant as Los Angeles Football Club have played this 2019 MLS season, the team has developed a bit of a reputation for diving and occasional shithousery.
Case in point: After Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s left-footed cannon completed a well-deserved hat trick for the LA Galaxy striker, midfielder Latif Blessing got in the way of Ibra and mysteriously lost the use of his legs while simultaneously attempting to clear the high jump. It didn’t go unnoticed.
July 20, 2019
MANS WENT FLYING— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 20, 2019
Do not get in @Ibra_official's way pic.twitter.com/gjQUwz4Hkf
Rough night for LA club #2.