Jefferson Savarino's shot deflected off the head of Walker Zimmerman and into the LAFC net in the 69th minute, and the own goal ended up being the winner. RSL, the sixth seed in the West, overcame a 2-1 second-half deficit and got a brace from leading scorer Damir Kreilach to advance to play top-seeded Sporting Kansas City in the Western Conference Semifinals.
LAFC, the third seed, missed a golden opportunity for a playoff win in their first season of existence, and their successful season came to a quick end.
Kreilach's second goal – a stunning hit from just outside the area – tied the score at two in the 58th minute right after Christian Ramirez gave LAFC its first lead. Kreilach scored in the 21st minute off a long cross from Brooks Lennon over the head of LAFC defender Danilo Silva to give RSL a 1-0 lead.
Silva atoned when he headed in Carlos Vela's free kick in the 31st minute. Immediately afterward, the game was suspended for five minutes in the first half due to objects thrown on the field from the supporters' section.
LAFC had to make a halftime substitution when Adama Diomande could not continue, and Ramirez entered the game and scored moments later. RSL survived a number of late chances and seven minutes of added extra time in the second half to advance.
- 21' – RSL – Damir Kreilach | WATCH
- 49' – LAFC – Danilo Silva | WATCH
- 54' – LAFC – Christian Ramirez | WATCH
- 58' – RSL – Damir Kreilach | WATCH
- 69' – RSL – Walker Zimmerman (OG) | WATCH
- LAFC: End of season.
- RSL: Western Conference Semifinals | Leg 1, Sunday, November 4 vs. Sporting Kansas City (10 pm ET | FS1, TSN, TVAS