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LAFC Looks to Clinch Postseason Berth on Saturday Night against Real Salt Lake

August 16, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) travels to Sandy, Utah this weekend looking to become the first team to clinch a berth in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. The Black & Gold will take on Real Salt Lake on Saturday, August 17 at Rio Tinto Stadium. The match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on YouTube TV, UniMás 46, ESPN 710 AM, and 980 AM "La Mera Mera'.

A win against RSL and a draw or loss by FC Dallas against Montreal Impact will secure a second consecutive trip to the postseason for the Black & Gold.

Dating back to last season, LAFC is 3-0-0 against Real Salt Lake in MLS play, including a 2-1 victory on March 23 at Banc of California Stadium earlier this year. LAFC also defeated RSL 3-0 during the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup on June 20 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Last year, the Black & Gold were able to secure all six points from both regular season meetings, but RSL would earn its first-ever win over LAFC during the MLS Cup Playoffs - a 3-2 victory on November 1.

LAFC is coming off its tenth home victory of the season after downing the New York Red Bulls 4-2 on August 11. Four different players found the back of the net as the Club extended its lead atop the Supporters' Shield standings with a 17-3-4 (55 points) record.

Meanwhile, RSL jumped to fourth place in the Western Conference following a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Salt Lake is currently riding an eight-game unbeaten streak at home and have not suffered defeat in Utah since May 4.


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