LAFC vs Real Salt Lake – May 13, 2023
In their first meet of the 2023 MLS season, the LAFC vs Real Salt Lake match on Saturday night resulted in another victory for the Black and Gold in a 3-0 shutout.
LAFC’s offense got it going early in the 8th minute of the match thanks to a long ball from Ilie Sanchez in which Kwadwo Opoku secured and turned into a laser strike past Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac McMath and into the back of the net.
The goal snapped Real Salt Lake’s streak of 299 minutes without giving up a score. Denis Bouanga added toward the lead with a goal of his own in the 34th minute, giving LAFC a 2-0 cushion.
Converting three of their four shots on goals, LAFC layed down the hammer following a penalty on RSL defender Bryan Oviedo who pushed off on Bouanga within the box. Mateusz Bogusz then struck the successful PK to bring LAFC up 3-0.
For RSL, five different players set up shots on goal, but none of them converted. RSL haven’t defeated LAFC since 2020, which was their only win against the Black and Gold.
LAFC have now obtained their second win on the road this season and own a record of 6-1-3 with 18 points, sitting in second place of the Western Conference. The team will travel back home to BMO Stadium to prepare for their matchup against Kansas City on Wednesday, May 17.