LAFC down Toronto 3-1 in preseason opener | 2019 Preseason Match Recap
Paced by goals from Andre Horta, Diego Rossi and a penalty kick netted by rookie draftee Peter-Lee Vassell, the home side took a 3-0 lead before Drew Moor headed home a late consolation goal off a corner-kick delivery from TFCII youngster Luca Petrasso.
LAFC star Carlos Vela was heavily involved in the action, combining with Horta to set up the Portuguese midfielder for the opener, then clanging a shot off the woodwork before Rossi finished off the rebound for a 2-0 advantage.
US youth international and LAFC trialist Alejandro Guido was taken down in the TFC penalty box to set up the spot kick deposited in the net by Vassell, the Jamaican international who entered the 2019 SuperDraft via a top performance at the MLS Caribbean Combine. Moor's set-piece strike came via a bullet header from the top of the box:
- LAFC - Andre Horta (1st Half)
- LAFC - Diego Rossi (1st Half)
- LAFC - Peter-Lee Vassell (2nd Half)
- TOR - Drew Moor (2nd Half)
LAFC 1st Half Lineup: Tyler Miller -- Jordan Harvey, Tristan Blackmon, Eddie Segura, Steven Beitashour -- Lee Nguyen, Eduard Atuesta (Baggio Husidic), Andre Horta (Peter-Lee Vassell) -- Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela, Josh Pérez (Latif Blessing)
LAFC 2nd Half Lineup: Tyler Miller (Phillip Ejimadu) -- Amadou Dia, Lamar Batista, Dejan Jaković, Shaft Brewer Jr. -- Peter-Lee Vassell (Conor O'Brien), Baggio Husidic (Javi Pérez), Alejandro Guido -- Kevin Mendoza, Latif Blessing, Ricky Lopez-Espin
Toronto FC Lineup #1 (1st Half): Bono, Mohammed, Mavinga, Ciman, Auro Jr., Shaffelburg, Fraser, Bakero, Srbely, DeLeon, Telfer (Akinola)
Toronto FC Lineup #2 (2nd Half): Patterson-Sewell, Mohammed, Mavinga, Zavaleta, Auro Jr., Chapman, Okello, Fraser, DeLeon, Bakero, Akinola
Toronto FC Lineup #3 (2nd Half): Patterson-Sewell, Petrasso, Moor, Zavaleta, West, Dorsey, Campbell, Okello, Chapman, Laryea, Perruzza
First preseason match ✔️ pic.twitter.com/WWmnTgHlf8— LAFC (@LAFC) January 28, 2019