LAFC beat Philadelphia Union to add their name to MLS Cup history

LAFC became the 15th team to win MLS Cup with a 3-0 penalty shootout victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Over an incredible 120 minutes of soccer, the Black and Gold were twice pushed back after taking the lead before snatching a shootout in the final moments through none other than Gareth Bale.

Banc of California Stadium held its breath.

Back-up goalkeeper John McCarthy – who came in late for the injured and red-carded Maxime Crepeau – earned his place in LAFC folklore with two saves against his hometown club, while Denis Bouanga, Ryan Hollingshead, and Ilie Sanchez delivered…

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