Blessing opens goal account for Los Angeles FC in MLS

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The youngster netted his first league goal for his new side in Saturday's matchday two action

Latif Blessing was among the scorers as Los Angeles FC humiliated Real Salt Lake 5-1 in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

The Ghanaian's goal on away soil helped the new boys to a second consecutive win in their first ever topflight campaign, following an opening day 1-0 away triumph at Seattle Sounders. 

Bob Bradley's outfit, thus, sit top of the Western Conference table.

Real were the first to score on Saturday, courtesy of Joao Jimmy Plata in the 20th minute. 

Diego Rossi then hit back for LAFC 10 minutes later, having latched onto a Marco Urena through ball.  

Three minutes afterwards, it was Blessing's time to shine. 

The 21-year-old had the easiest job of slotting the ball into an empty net when Steven Beitashour's square ball beat goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

Two minutes after recess, LAFC made it 3-1 through Benny Feilhaber, before Rossi added his second of the day on 81 minutes.

Mexico international Carlos Vela then completed the riot four minutes to full-time. 

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Blessing joined Bradley's men from Sporting Kansas City in December. 

He netted three times in 26 MLS games for KC last year. 

 

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