Los Angeles FC surpasses Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund in friendly draw

Araceli Villanueva - LAFC/mlsfemale
Official LAFC Reporter

By Araceli Villanueva // @Aracelv1

Los Angeles Football Club marked history in a 1-1 friendly draw against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. USMNT star, Christian Pulisic played his first ever club game for Dortmund on U.S. soil and only appeared on the pitch for 56 minutes.

The hosts dominated for the first twenty minutes with Laurent Ciman testing Roman Weidenfeller with a free-kick and Diego Rossi firing just wide after an excellent run from Eduard Atuesta. The black and gold continued to fight hard in order to hold off Dortmund scoreless into halftime.

Both sides made several substitutions, which disrupted the flow a bit, however, the match came back to life again for the remainder of the second half. LAFC finally got the breakthrough when Aaron Kovar flicked in a shot at the near post from the left-wing cross in the 77th minute. Just ten minutes later, Maximilian Philipp delivered a strike from the edge of the box zipping pass Charlie Lyon – who entered for Tyler Miller in the 46th minute – leveling the match for the Bundesliga club.

Although this match didn’t mean much, Bradley practically used his entire bench displaying young talent. James Murphy and Nico Czornomaz made their debuts.

LAFC will host D.C. United on Saturday, May 26th. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PT.

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