When Latif Blessing came to LAFC via the 2018 Expansion Draft, most assumed that Bob Bradley was enlisting a speedy winger who could create chances down the flank. Fast forward to the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, and the 22-year-old Ghanian has morphed into what Matt Doyle describes as a “Destroying Number No. 10”. Doyle and Bobby Warshaw take a closer look at Blessing’s evolved role with the Black-and-Gold, and as well as the stats behind his play.
During the 2019 Season:
- 75% of tackles won (63/84)
- 4th Most Minutes played of any LAFC player
- 78% of passes completed in opposition half vs LA Galaxy on 10.24.19