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How to Watch LAFC vs. RSL, MLS Cup Playoffs: Lineups, game thread, live updates

The playoffs are here! Follow along with us.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Full time: LAFC 2, RSL 3. Game over, season over for LAFC. Terrible night. Thanks for following, check out our full recap from the game.

69th minute: Goal RSL. Jefferson Savarino with a cross/shot that deflects off Walker Zimmerman and catches Miller wrong-footed. Yikes.

58th minute: Goal RSL. Damir Kreilach ties it up with his second of the night, an incredible flying karate kick volley. What a game here.

54th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Ramirez with the blast up high from range to beat Rimando. What a sweet strike to put the home side ahead! Leggggggo!

46th minute: Christian Ramirez comes off the bench to replace Adama Diomande. ESPN broadcast speculating Diomande was hurt in the first half.

Halftime: Game tied at 1-1. Strange half, one of the weirdest we’ve ever seen. 45 minutes (or more!) to go here.

31st minute: GAME SUSPENDED. People in The 3252 repeatedly throw stuff at Nick Rimando and referee Mark Geiger suspends the game for 5 minutes. This is nuts, what is happening.

31st minute: LAFC score! Danilo Silva with a header off Carlos Vela’s free kick. Tie game!

21st minute: Goal RSL. Brooks Lennon with a looping cross that finds Damir Kreilach standing in tons of space in the box, and he makes no mistake to put the visitors ahead.


LAFC put out as attacking a lineup as you’ll see:

RSL field a somewhat surprising lineup, with shocking CB duo of Nedum Onuoha and Marcelo Silva, who have barely played.

Los Angeles Football Club will mark another first on Thursday, as they play their first MLS Cup Playoffs game, when they host Real Salt Lake in the Knockout Round.

This game is a one-game elimination clash, so if LAFC win, they advance and are guaranteed two more games in the postseason. If they lose, the season ends, just like that.

No injuries for LAFC in this one besides long-term absences Mark-Anthony Kaye and Quillan Roberts. No new injuries for RSL, either, and no suspensions on either side.

It’s a big night, and LAFC are favored here, especially at home. But it’s the playoffs — you never know what could happen, and RSL will look to exact revenge in a major way after losing to LAFC twice during the regular season. We can’t wait to see how this goes.

How to watch LAFC vs. RSL:

The match broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 7:50. You can watch the game on ESPN2 and UniMás in the United States.

Pre-match reading materials:

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