Denis Bouanga made it 5 objectives in two video games as reigning MLS Cup winners LAFC maintained their excellent begin to the 2023 season with a 4-0 residence victory over New England on Sunday.

LAFC improved to 2 wins from two video games with Bouanga netting a 14th-minute penalty, earlier than doubling their benefit halfway via the second half at Banc of California Stadium. Timothy Tillman and Stipe Biuk added late objectives to spherical out the win.

The end result ends the Revs’ successful begin to the brand new marketing campaign, falling to 2-0-1, as they give the impression of being to bounce again after lacking the final yr’s postseason.

Gabonese winger Bouanga, who joined LAFC in August from French membership Saint Etienne, had scored a hat-trick of their 3-0 Champions League win at Alajuelense in midweek.

Bouanga rifled his spotkick down the center to open the scoring, earlier than beating the offside entice and slotting residence for 2-0 within the 67th minute.

Tillman dispossessed Latif Blessing and cruised into the field to fireplace within the third within the 83rd minute, with Bouanga taking part in a component as Biuk added a fourth within the 96th minute.