Nicolas Lodeiro scored on a pair of penalty kicks moments apart in the first half,and the Seattle Sounders moved back on top of the Western Conference standings with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Friday night. Lodeiro converted the penalties just four minutes apart as the Sounders (6-2-3, 21 points) jumped ahead of Sporting Kansas City in the West standings. Raul Ruidiaz provided the capper in the 82nd minute with his eighth goal of the season.
Brazilian gymnast Angelo Assumpcao still wonders how far he could have gone if not for the decision he says derailed his career: speaking out against the racism he was subjected to by his white teammates.
Portland will take on the Earthquakes for the second time this week.