On Sunday night at BMO Stadium, the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) lost 1-0 to Club León in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Final. Leon won the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history after winning the first leg 2-1 in Mexico on Wednesday night.
LAFC’s second appearance in the Concacaf Champions League, having reached the Final in 2020. LAFC is the second MLS club to have twice reached the Concacaf Final. LAFC finished 4-3-1 in the 2023 Concacaf Champions League, outscoring opponents 15-6.
With seven goals, Dénis Bouanga finished as the 2023 Champions League’s leading scorer. John McCarthy was named the tournament’s best goalkeeper after keeping four clean sheets in eight games. Giorgio Chiellini, who played for Juventus in 2017, became the first player to start in both the Concacaf Champions League Final and the UEFA Champions League Final.
Since the club’s inaugural Champions League match, an away match against León in February 2020, LAFC has been shut out just twice in its last 13 Champions League contests.
The Black and Gold return to MLS action on Wednesday, June 7, when they host Atlanta United. This match will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.