Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Football Club
Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy
August 17 - 10:00 PM ET



Riding a six-match unbeaten streak, Real Salt Lake host Supporters' Shield-leading LAFC Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

In Freddy Juarez's first match in charge, Real Salt Lake (12-9-4) defeated the Seattle Sounders 3-0 at the RioT Wednesday night. Sam Johnson scored the opening goal in the 25th minute and Albert Rusnak and Corey Baird tacked on second-half goals to extend RSL's winning streak to three games.

LAFC (17-3-4) made it three straight wins and a sixth victory in the last seven games, beating the New York Red Bulls 4-2 at Banc of California Stadium Sunday night. Jordan Harvey and Latif Blessing scored two minutes apart midway through the first half to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. After the Red Bulls rallied to equalize late in the first half, Carlos Vela and Eddie Segura struck after the hour mark to secure the win. 

LAFC beat RSL earlier this season with Walker Zimmerman scoring the winning goal in second-half stoppage time after Diego Rossi canceled out Damir Kreilach's opening goal from the penalty spot in the 35th minute.  

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC

Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 PM ET
Rio Tinto Stadium


Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Nick Besler (M) - foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Sebastian Saucedo (M), Kyle Beckerman (M), Nick Besler (M), Corey Baird (F)
  • International duty:  None

Los Angeles Football Club

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Javier Perez (M) - left ACL tear
    • QUESTIONABLE: Mohamed El-Munir (D) - Zygomatic Arch fracture
    • QUESTIONABLE: Pablo Sisniega (GK) - right shoulder sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alejandro Guido (M) - right quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Mark-Anthony Kaye (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • Real Salt Lake: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • LAFC: 1 win, 5 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Baldomero Toledo
  • Assistant Referees:  Logan Brown, Kyle Longville
  • 4th Official:  Marcos DeOliveira
  • VAR:  Chico Grajeda