2019 Los Angeles FC season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

LAFC
2019 season
General managerJohn Thorrington
Head coachBob Bradley
StadiumBanc of California Stadium
MLSConference: 1st
Overall: 1st
MLS Cup PlayoffsConference Semifinals
U.S. Open CupQuarterfinals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Carlos Vela (34)

All:
Carlos Vela (36)
Highest home attendanceLFC 3–3 LAX
22,757
(August 25)
Lowest home attendanceLFC 2–0 DAL
22,001
(May 16)
Average home league attendance22,225
Biggest win5–0 at SJ (March 30)
6–1 vs. VAN (July 6)
Biggest defeat0–2 vs. MIN (September 1)
← 2018
2020 →

The 2019 Los Angeles FC season is the club's second season, and second season in Major League Soccer, the top-tier of the American soccer pyramid. Los Angeles FC play its home matches at the Banc of California Stadium in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Outside of MLS play, the team will participate in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup tournament.

Current squad[edit]

First team roster[edit]

As of August, 11th, 2019.[1]
No. Name Nat Date of birth (Age) Games Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Tyler Miller United States (1993-03-12) March 12, 1993 (age 26) 20 0
23 Pablo Sisniega Mexico (1995-07-07) July 7, 1995 (age 24) 4 0
40 Phillip Ejimadu United States (1999-08-31) August 31, 1999 (age 20) 0 0
Defenders
2 Jordan Harvey United States (1984-01-28) January 28, 1984 (age 35) 20 1
3 Steven Beitashour Iran (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 32) 19 1
4 Eddie Segura (Int) Colombia (1997-02-02) February 2, 1997 (age 22) 23 1
5 Dejan Jakovic Canada (1985-07-16) July 16, 1985 (age 34) 3 0
6 Danilo Silva (Int) Brazil (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 32) 3 0
13 Mohamed El Monir (Int) Libya (1992-04-08) April 8, 1992 (age 27) 8 1
19 Lamar Batista United States (1998-03-07) March 7, 1998 (age 21) 0 0
25 Walker Zimmerman United States (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 26) 18 1
27 Tristan Blackmon United States (1996-08-12) August 12, 1996 (age 23) 8 1
Diego Palacios (Int) Ecuador (1999-07-12) July 12, 1999 (age 20) 0 0
Midfielders
7 Latif Blessing Ghana (1996-12-30) December 30, 1996 (age 22) 22 4
11 Peter-Lee Vassell (Int) Jamaica (1999-03-15) March 15, 1999 (age 20) 5 0
14 Mark-Anthony Kaye Canada (1994-12-02) December 2, 1994 (age 24) 20 4
15 Alejandro Guido United States (1994-03-22) March 22, 1994 (age 25) 0 0
20 Eduard Atuesta Colombia (1997-06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 22) 19 2
24 Lee Nguyen United States (1986-10-07) October 7, 1986 (age 33) 11 0
Forwards
9 Diego Rossi Uruguay (1998-03-05) March 5, 1998 (age 21) 23 12
10 Carlos Vela (Int) Mexico (1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 30) 22 34
17 Brian Rodríguez (Int) Uruguay (2000-05-20) May 20, 2000 (age 19) 0 0
18 Joshua Pérez United States (1998-01-21) January 21, 1998 (age 21) 9 0
22 Rodolfo Zelaya El Salvador (1988-07-03) July 3, 1988 (age 31) 4 1
26 Adrien Perez United States (1995-10-13) October 13, 1995 (age 24) 6 0
99 Adama Diomande (Int) Norway (1990-02-14) February 14, 1990 (age 29) 16 7

Team management[edit]

Position Staff
Lead Managing Owner Larry Berg
Co-Managing Owner Brandon Beck
Co-Managing Owner Bennett Rosenthal
Executive Chairman Peter Guber
President Tom Penn
Vice Chairman Henry Nguyen
Director Ruben Gnanalingam
Director Vincent Tan
EVP and General Manager John Thorrington
VP and Asst. General Manager Will Kuntz

Source: LAFC

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Bob Bradley
Director of Soccer Operations Mike Sorber
Assistant Coach Ante Razov
Assistant Coach Kenny Arena
Goalkeeping Coach Zak Abdel

Source: LAFC

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Entry date Position Player From club Notes Ref.
November 21, 2018 DF Colombia Eddie Segura Colombia Atlético Huila Loan [2]
December 11, 2018 DF Libya Mohamed El Monir United States Orlando City SC Traded for João Moutinho [3]
January 30, 2019 FW El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya El Salvador Alianza F.C. Transfer [4]
February 18, 2019 GK Mexico Pablo Sisniega Spain Real Sociedad Transfer [5]
February 21, 2019 DF United States Lamar Batista United States Portland Timbers 2 Transfer [6]
February 21, 2019 GK United States Phillip Ejimadu Brazil Nacional Atlético Clube Transfer [7]
February 21, 2019 FW United States Adrien Perez United States Ontario Fury Transfer [8]
February 25, 2019 DF Finland Niko Hämäläinen England Queens Park Rangers Loan [9]
February 27, 2019 MF United States Alejandro Guido Mexico Tijuana Transfer [10]
March 1, 2019 MF Jamaica Peter-Lee Vassell Jamaica Harbour View Draft pick signee [11]
March 10, 2019 MF Spain Javier Pérez United States Pittsburgh Panthers Draft pick signee [12]

Transfers out[edit]

Exit date Position Player To club Notes Ref.
December 11, 2018 DF Portugal João Moutinho United States Orlando City SC Traded for Mohamed El Monir [13]
June 10, 2019 MF Portugal André Horta Portugal Braga Transfer [14]
August 7, 2019 FW United States Christian Ramirez United States Houston Dynamo Transfer

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Position Player College/Club Team Reference
2 40 MF Jamaica Peter-Lee Vassell Harbour View F.C. [15]
3 64 MF Spain Javier Perez Pittsburgh [16]
4 73 MF Mexico Kevin Mendoza Liberty [16]

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Preseason[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Western Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Angeles FC 34 21 4 9 82 36 +46 72 Conference Semifinals & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 16 10 8 51 49 +2 56 First round & 2020 Leagues Cup
3 Real Salt Lake 34 16 13 5 45 41 +4 53
4 Minnesota United FC 34 15 11 8 52 42 +10 53
5 LA Galaxy 34 16 15 3 56 55 +1 51
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Angeles FC (X) 34 21 4 9 85 37 +48 72 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
2 New York City FC 34 18 6 10 63 42 +21 64 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[b]
3 Atlanta United FC 34 18 12 4 58 43 +15 58 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[c]
4 Seattle Sounders FC 34 16 10 8 52 49 +3 56
5 Philadelphia Union 34 16 11 7 58 50 +8 55
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
(X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Supporters' Shield champions (USA2)
  2. ^ As Eastern Conference regular season champions (USA3)
  3. ^ As 2019 U.S. Open Cup champions (USA4)

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD
34 72 21 4 9 85 37  +48 13 1 3 48 20  +28 8 3 6 37 17  +20

Last updated: October 6, 2019
Source: 2019 Major League Soccer season
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]
Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAAHAHAHHHAAHHAH
ResultWWDWWWWLWDDWWDWWLWWWLWWWWWDLDDDWDW
Updated to match(es) played on October 6, 2019. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

All times are Pacific.

MLS Cup[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Los Angeles FC entered the U.S. Open Cup in the fourth round, along with the other 20 American MLS teams. The draw was announced on May 30, and matches took place on June 11/12.

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on August 18, 2019
No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK United States Tyler Miller 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0
23 GK Mexico Pablo Sisniega 7 0 4 0 3 0 0 0
40 GK United States Phillip Ejimadu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF United States Jordan Harvey 25 1 21+1 1 3 0 0 0
3 DF Iran Steven Beitashour 19 1 18 1 1 0 0 0
4 DF Colombia Eddie Segura 26 1 22+1 1 3 0 0 0
5 DF Canada Dejan Jakovic 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Brazil Danilo Silva 6 0 2+2 0 2 0 0 0
13 DF Libya Mohamed El Monir 11 1 3+7 1 0+1 0 0 0
25 DF United States Walker Zimmerman 20 1 19 1 1 0 0 0
27 DF United States Tristan Blackmon 13 1 9+1 1 2+1 0 0 0
Midfielders
11 MF Jamaica Peter-Lee Vassell 6 0 2+4 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Canada Mark-Anthony Kaye 24 4 22+1 4 1 0 0 0
15 MF United States Alejandro Guido 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF Colombia Eduard Atuesta 25 2 22 2 3 0 0 0
24 MF United States Lee Nguyen 18 1 6+10 0 2 1 0 0
Forwards
7 FW Ghana Latif Blessing 28 4 21+4 4 3 0 0 0
9 FW Uruguay Diego Rossi 28 14 24+1 13 3 1 0 0
10 FW Mexico Carlos Vela 27 26 24 24 3 2 0 0
18 FW United States Joshua Pérez 11 0 2+8 0 0+1 0 0 0
22 FW El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya 5 1 1+3 1 0+1 0 0 0
26 FW United States Adrien Perez 7 0 0+7 0 0 0 0 0
99 FW Norway Adama Diomande 23 10 11+9 8 1+2 2 0 0
Players who have made an appearance or had a squad number this season but have left the club
8 MF Portugal André Horta 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF Finland Niko Hämäläinen 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF Spain Javier Pérez 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
21 FW United States Christian Ramirez 20 4 14+3 4 2+1 0 0 0
28 FW United States Shaft Brewer Jr. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Nat. Player Pos. Major League Soccer MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup TOTAL
1 Mexico Carlos Vela FW 34 0 2 36
2 Uruguay Diego Rossi FW 16 0 1 17
3 Norway Adama Diomande FW 8 0 2 10
4 Ghana Latif Blessing MF 6 0 0 6
5 Canada Mark-Anthony Kaye MF 4 0 0 4
United States Christian Ramirez FW 4 0 0 4
7 Colombia Eduard Atuesta MF 3 0 0 3
8 Iran Steven Beitashour DF 1 0 0 1
United States Tristan Blackmon DF 1 0 0 1
Libya Mohamed El Monir DF 1 0 0 1
United States Jordan Harvey DF 1 0 0 1
United States Lee Nguyen MF 0 0 1 1
United States Adrien Perez FW 1 0 0 1
United States Joshua Pérez FW 1 0 0 1
Colombia Eddie Segura DF 1 0 0 1
El Salvador Rodolfo Zelaya FW 1 0 0 1
United States Walker Zimmerman DF 1 0 0 1
Own goals 1 0 0 1
Totals 85 0 6 91

Updated to match played October 6, 2019
Source: Los Angeles FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First team roster". Los Angeles FC. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "LAFC acquire Colombian defender Eddie Segura on loan". MLS. November 21, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "LAFC Acquires Defender Mohamed El-Munir From Orlando City SC". Los Angeles FC. December 11, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "LAFC Signs Forward Rodolfo Zelaya". Los Angeles FC. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "LAFC Acquires Goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega". Los Angeles FC. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "LAFC Signs Phillip Ejimadu, Lamar Batista, & Adrien Perez Ahead Of 2019 Season". Los Angeles FC. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "LAFC Signs Phillip Ejimadu, Lamar Batista, & Adrien Perez Ahead Of 2019 Season". Los Angeles FC. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "LAFC Signs Phillip Ejimadu, Lamar Batista, & Adrien Perez Ahead Of 2019 Season". Los Angeles FC. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "LAFC Acquires Defender Niko Hämäläinen On Loan". Los Angeles FC. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "LAFC Signs 24-Year-Old Midfielder Alejandro Guido". Los Angeles FC. February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "LAFC Announces Roster Ahead Of 2019 MLS Regular Season". Los Angeles FC. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "LAFC Signs Midfielder Javier Perez". Los Angeles FC. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  13. ^ "LAFC Acquires Defender Mohamed El-Munir From Orlando City SC". Los Angeles FC. December 11, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  14. ^ "LAFC Transfers Midfielder André Horta To SC Braga". Los Angeles FC. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  15. ^ "LAFC Selects Peter-Lee Vassell With No. 40 Overall Pick In 2019 MLS SuperDraft". Los Angeles FC. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "LAFC Selects Javi Perez & Kevin Mendoza On Second Day Of 2019 MLS SuperDraft". Los Angeles FC. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "Seattle Sounders win appeal on Cristian Roldan red card, will be eligible for MINvSEA on Saturday". Seattle Sounders FC. May 1, 2019. Retrieved May 1, 2019.

External links[edit]