LAFC (9-4-3, 30pts) striker Adama Diomande continued his torrid scoring streak with a hat trick Saturday Night to propel LAFC to a 4-1 home win over the visiting Philadephia Union ( 6-8-3, 21pts).
Diomande has now scored seven goals in five games and wasted no time getting on the scoresheet as he gave the home side a 1-0 lead with a right-footed blast that beat Union goalkeeper Andre Blake 25 minutes into the game. LAFC had the majority of the ball possession and was able to parlay the possession advantage to a two-goal lead in the 43rd minute when Diomande scored his second goal of the game.
Union midfielder Fabrice-Jean Picault gave the home side something to discuss during the halftime break when narrowed the visitor’s deficit to 2-1 with a right-footed half-volley just before the halftime whistle.
Diomande scored his third goal of the game and registered LAFC’s first hat trick in franchise history less than ten minutes into the second half to stop any thoughts of a comeback by the Union.
“In some stretches, I thought our football was really good, but still I don’t always feel that these stretches last long enough, and I don’t always feel that we control games as much as I’d like “, said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley after the game
Latif Blessing closed out the home sides scoring spree with a stoppage-time goal for the 4-1 storyline. LAFC remains unbeaten at home with MLS best (4-0-3). LAFC will travel to Texas to take on the Houston Dynamo on July 3rd (9pm ET) while the Union will host Atlanta on Saturday, July 7th ( 7 pm ET)