LAFC Travel to Face Portland Timbers Sunday, October 2 at Providence Park

September 30, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will travel to face the Portland Timbers in a Western Conference matchup on Sunday, Oct. 2. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. PT at Providence Park. (TV: ABC, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 710 AM ESPN / ESPN LA app and 980 AM La Mera Mera).

With two games left in the MLS regular season, the Club is 20-8-4 and owns the best record in the league, have already secured the top seed in the Western Conference and earned a first-round bye in the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Black & Gold (64 points) can secure the Supporters' Shield for the best record in Major League Soccer with a Philadelphia Union loss to Charlotte FC on Saturday combined with an LAFC win on Sunday.

The Timbers (4-0-1) are unbeaten in their last five games and are also unbeaten in their last six games vs LAFC (3-0-3).

The Timbers currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference standings with 46 points through 32 games played.


LAFC clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference as a result of Austin FC's 1-1 draw with Nashville on Saturday Aug. 17. This is the second time in LAFC's five seasons in which they will enter the postseason as the top seed in the West.

LAFC are the first team to register 20 wins this season and this is the second time in LAFC's five-year history that they have won 20 or more games. In 2019, LAFC set a club record with 21 victories.

The 20 wins for head coach Steve Cherundolo match the most for a first-year head coach in MLS history. He joins Bob Bradley (1998 Chicago Fire) and Thomas Rongen (1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny) in having win 20 games in his first season as an MLS head coach.

Cristian Arango has scored 30 MLS goals since his debut in August of last year with 16 of those goals being scored on the road.

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