Adama Diomande ran to the stands behind the goal and leaped, relishing a crowd in celebration.
Carlos Vela had launched a diagonal pass to Diamonde directly in front of the goal; Diamonde fired a shot to finish the score. He had given the Los Angeles Football Club a 2-1 lead over the Houston Dynamo at Banc of California Stadium.
After a series of missed chances, LAFC finally pulled ahead of the Dynamo with Diomande’s score in the 53rd minute, a lead it extended with two more goals.
LAFC may have already secured a spot in the playoffs, but its 4-2 victory over the Dynamo still carried important postseason implications.
Since LAFC is 9-1-6 at home but 7-7-2 on the...