Real Salt Lake vs LAFC
March 10, 2018; Rio Tinto Stadium
1:30 p.m. MT; KMYU, KSL.com, KSL app
RSL (0-0-1, 1 point); LAFC (1-0-0, 3 points)
Player to Watch – Carlos Vela has 18 goals in 63 appearances for Mexico. The former Arsenal and Real Sociedad forward sits underneath Marco Urena and pulls the strings from there, creating danger from all angles. It was his assist that set up the game-winning goal in the inaugural match for LAFC on Sunday in Seattle.
Matchup to Watch – Kyle Beckerman vs. Benny Feilhaber. When these two meet on the field, it’s always explosive. Dating back to 2014, though, Real Salt Lake went 3-0-3 against his former club Sporting Kansas City in the six matches when both players played.
All-Time Record – This is the first ever meeting between RSL and expansion LAFC.
Last 5 Head-to-Head – None.
Last 5 Overall – LAFC played in Seattle in the club’s inaugural match, winning 1-0 at CenturyLink Field on a goal from Diego Rossi. Former Seattle goalkeeper Tyler Miller made seven saves in the shutout victory.