Mamadou Fall’s two goals help LAFC beat Sporting KC, end eight-match winless streak

LAFC midfielder Eduard Atuesta during an MLS match against Austin FC on April 17, 2021.
Eduard Atuesta, pictured April 17, scored a goal during LAFC’s 4-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Friday night at Banc of California Stadium.
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Mamadou Fall scored twice to help LAFC beat Sporting Kansas City 4-0 on Friday night.

LAFC (7-9-6) ended a club-record eight-game winless streak. LAFC had never gone more than five straight games without a win before this season. Kansas City (11-5-7) has lost twice in its last 13 matches — with six victories.

Fall opened the scoring in the 19th minute by heading in Eduard Atuesta’s corner kick. He made it 2-0 in the 61st in similar fashion, heading home Atuesta’s free kick.


Cristian Arango made it 3-0 in the 71st after he was left wide open at the penalty spot for Daniel Musovski’s pass. Atuesta capped it with a penalty kick in the 87th.

Sporting KC was reduced to 10 men in the 58th when Roger Espinoza received a straight red card for a studs-up tackle of Arango.