2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Joao Plata (20')
  • Diego Rossi (30', 81')
  • Latif Blessing (33')
  • Benny Feilhaber (47')
  • Carlos Vela (86')

Diego Rossi nets brace as LAFC rout Real Salt Lake

RSL 1-5 LAFC: Rossi and co. run rampant - Via MLS (1:44)

Diego Rossi orchestrated a dominant attacking display from LAFC put five goals past Real Salt Lake in their second straight win. (1:44)

Diego Rossi scored two goals on Saturday and LAFC stayed undefeated as a franchise with a 5-1 rout of Real Salt Lake.

LAFC secured the lead with a quick pair of first-half goals. Rossi evened it at one-all in the 30th minute, slipping behind defender Demar Phillips, settling Marco Urena's pass and slotting a right-footed shot over Nick Rimando's outstretched leg. Latif Blessing made it 2-1 for LAFC in the 33rd minute, finishing a three-pass combo in the area with a tap-in.

Benny Feilhaber sent a right-footed shot through Rimando's legs in the 47th minute. Rossi scored on a breakaway 10 minutes from time -- his third goal of the season -- and Carlos Vela capped the scoring with a right-footed chip from the top of the area five minutes later.

Joao Plata gave RSL the early lead in the 20th minute with a follow-up volley on his own saved penalty attempt.

Real Salt Lake conceded five goals at home for the first time in franchise history.