LAFC defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-1 at Banc of California Stadium as efforts from Chicho Arango, Ismael Tajouri and Jose Cifuentes keep their side atop the Western Conference table. 

The visiting side kicked off the scoring in the 38th minute. Though technically an own goal by Diego Palacios, it was Johnny Russell who curated the play that led to the 1-0. The Sporting Kansas City figure took possession at the half, making a strong run from the right to reach the box and strike the ball before it bounced off of Palacios and into the back of the net.

LAFC wasted no time in equalizing, finding the goal only six minutes later. Following a dangerous set piece by Chicho Arango, Mamadou Fall found the rebound and set up the Colombian for a header to the bottom left corner. 

But it was the substitutes who secured the win for LAFC. 

Ismael Tajouri came off the bench in the 61st minute to double the score for LAFC, working off a pass by Diego Palacios before firing the stunning left footed strike into the top left corner. Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia dove to make the save, but there was no stopping Tajouri’s shot. 

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