Austin FC loses 3-0 to LAFC – Austin American-Statesman in MLS Western Conference Finals | NutSocia

Austin FC goaltender Brad Stuver reaches for the ball after a shot by Los Angeles FC during the first half of last Sunday's MLS Western Conference at Banc of California Stadium.

LOS ANGELES – This city is all about star power.

From 2,695 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to megastars from LeBron to Leo to Tarantino, this is no city for dwindling violets. To survive here, you have to make it big.

They’re always looking for the next big thing, whether it’s on the Hollywood screen or the football field.

And the Los Angeles Football Club had a pinch more than the visitors. Well, a lot more than a pinch with three MLS All-Stars to Austin’s one.

“They could almost start with two penalties,” said Austin FC coach Josh Wolff. “They are so loaded.”

The assemblage of hometown stars like Carlos Vela and Chicho Arango and Giorgi Chiellini and Diego Palacios, to name a few, overwhelmed Austin FC 3-0 in a tidal wave of offensive pressure, ending Verde’s magical season in a snappy single-game performance – Elimination on the last Sunday of the Western Conference.

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