Houston shuts out LAFC again

LAFC forward Kwadwo Opoku tries to get past Nashville SC defenders.
LAFC forward Kwadwo Opoku was given a straight red card during the team’s 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday.
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Micael scored in the 23rd minute for his first MLS goal and the Houston Dynamo beat LAFC 1-0 on Wednesday night for back-to-back shutout victories in the series.

Micael was left unmarked at the far post for an easy tap-in off a set piece.

Houston (7-7-4) won on the road for the first time this season, leaving three MLS teams without a win away from home. The Dynamo entered with just two points in eight road games — the fewest in the MLS this season. LAFC (7-3-6) lost its first home game this season.


Houston scored three goals in the second half in a 4-0 victory over LAFC on Saturday night, handing the defending champions just their second loss of the season.

June 10, 2023

LAFC also lost to Houston 4-0 on Saturday — in the first shutout of the series. It’s the second time in club history LAFC has been shut out by the same opponent twice in a season.

LAFC forward Kwadwo Opoku was given a straight red card in the 79th minute for a studs-up tackle.