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The MLS team fell to Liga MX's Tigres, 4-2, on penalty kicks in the Campeones Cup after their match at BMO Stadium ended in a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation.
It was LAFC's third straight scoreless draw in the last week after tying St. Louis City, 0-0, and the Philadelphia Union, 0-0, in MLS play.
In its first five MLS seasons, only twice did LAFC regular-season games end 0-0, once each in 2018 and 2019. The reigning MLS champion has played six 0-0 ties in 2023.
It thought it had scored a potential winner in the 78th winner but Denis Bouanga's goal was called back for an infraction in the buildup.
LAFC had been reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute when defender Diego Palacios was red carded for a second yellow card. In the 85th minute, Tigres lost Rafael Carioca after he was sent off for pulling Bouanga down to halt a breakaway.
Tigres' victory ended a string of three straight MLS wins in the Campeones Cup. Atlanta United, the Columbus Crew and NYCFC won after Tigres' triumph over Toronto FC in 2018, the first year the cup was held.