Full time: LAFC 2, RSL 1. Walker Zimmerman the hero as LAFC take all three points. What a finish! Thanks for following along.
92nd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Walker Zimmerman with a golazo to possibly win it for LAFC! Just gotta hold on here.
40th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi runs onto a deflected cross and slams it home to tie up the game. Here we go.
35th minute: Damir Kreilach scores from the penalty spot to put RSL ahead. This comes after Latif Blessing clatters into Bofo Saucedo to concede the penalty. Deja vu for LAFC, as they’re down to RSL.
29th minute: Carlos Vela has a great shot on target on a free kick, but Nick Rimando stretches out to stop it. Still 0-0 as both teams have been feisty so far.
Were you looking for Andre Horta to get a chance? You’re in luck, as he sees his first start of the 2019 season for LAFC:
Real Salt Lake, meanwhile, are touting the number of Homegrowns starting (six):
LAFC is coming off a 2-2 draw at NYCFC. The team was led by Carlos Vela who added to his scoring total with a brace. While a draw on the road isn’t a bad result, there are some concerns stemming from the performance of LAFC’s backline. The lack of communication between defenders led to various turnovers, consequently turning into NYCFC scoring opportunities. This, however, should improve this week with the return of Steven Beitashour from injury.
On the other hand, Real Salt Lake comes into this match dealing with injuries and a couple of suspensions. Forward Jefferson Savarino and defender Marcelo Silva were both sent off in an ugly 5-0 defeat against D.C. United, earning one-game suspensions, respectively. Forward Joao Plata has also been ruled out for this Saturday’s match as he recovers from an ankle injury.
Saturday’s match will likely be Andre Horta’s 2019 debut as Lee Nguyen has been ruled out of the 18. According to Bob Bradley, Adama Diomande will start in place of Christian Ramirez who is currently with the U.S Mens National Team. Don’t expect the debut of Fito Zelaya, however, as he’s been ruled out with a right soleus injury.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (-275), while listing Real Salt Lake as considerable underdogs (+600). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+450) (Via Westgate LV).
How to Watch:
This Saturday’s Western Conference match between LAFC and Real Salt Lake will be televised by YouTubeTV (LA), KVMD (LA) and ESPN+ starting at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.