LAFC beats D.C. United to win seventh in row

Los Angeles FC forward Kwadwo Opoku (22) celebrates his goal during an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
LAFC forward Kwadwo Opoku scored the team's only goal in the 1-0 win over D.C. United on Tuesday. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / Associated Press)

Kwadwo Opoku scored in the 67th minute to break a scoreless tie and help LAFC defeat D.C. United 1-0 on Tuesday night at Banc of California Stadium to capture its seventh straight MLS win.

LAFC increased its lead in the Western Conference standings, improving to 18-3-4.

“I want to help the team if I start or come off the bench. ... Everything I’ve got to help the team,” Opoku said after the match.

LAFC, which was coming off a 5-0 rout of Charlotte FC, suffered its last MLS loss against the Galaxy in early July.

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Since then, it has outscored its opponents 16-3. The team improved to 6-3 in matches decided by one goal.

LAFC is 9-1-1 in its last 10 matches and improved to 11-1-2 at home.

It was LAFC’s first meeting of the season against United, which fell to 2-9-1 in road games.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.