Where does LAFC's chase for history sit after 24 games?

The chase for history proceeds apace for LAFC, as they maintained their record-breaking trajectory with a 4-2 home win over the New York Red Bulls in Week 23. 

Through 24 league games this season, the second-year club have built a 17W-3L-4D record, powered by an undefeated run at their Banc of California Stadium home and a stylish, attack-minded philosophy that's stacking up goals by the truckload.

They're right in the conversation to re-write the record books come Decision Day presented by AT&T. Carlos Vela is well on pace to break the single-season scoring record, but where does LAFC stack up with clubs that hold various team records at this point in their respective seasons?

Most points (first two seasons)

Team Games Points
2018-19 LAFC 58 112
2017-18 Atlanta 58 103

LAFC are on pace to one-up Atlanta United's point total through a club's first two seasons of MLS action. The Five Stripes, last year's MLS Cup champions, reached 124, while LAFC have nine more through 58 games. With less than a third of a regular season left to play, they're trending in a positive direction and showing few signs of slowing down. 


Team Games Points
2019 LAFC 24 55
2018 RBNY 24 48

Last season's New York Red Bulls set a league record for most points in a campaign with 71, and they got off to a strong start despite lasting to the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League

LAFC don't deal with that competition this season and have now opened up a seven-point gap on where RBNY were at the same point last year, though by that time of the season they were focused solely on league play. 

Wins (post-shootout era)

Team Games Wins
2019 LAFC 24 17
2018 RBNY 24 15

Same concept as points: The Red Bulls were still able to enjoy a fast start despite focusing on CCL as well. But LAFC stay ahead of the pace set by 2018 RBNY. 

Goals scored

Team Games Goals
1998 Galaxy 24 69
2019 LAFC 24 65

In pursuit of one of the league's loftiest records, LAFC are still behind the 1998 LA Galaxy in goals scored. The Galaxy scored 85 goals over just 32 matches (!) that season, a mark that hasn't come close to being broken. Tied for second place are 2017 Toronto FC and 1998 D.C. United with 74. 

Goal differential

Team Games GD
2019 LAFC 24 +40
1998 Galaxy 24 +31

LAFC are well ahead of the pace of the prolific 1998 Galaxy in goal difference after pulling out a one-goal win.


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