August 25, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Los Angeles FC News Release
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)â¯travels to face Austin FC in a Western Conference showdown on Friday, Aug 26. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. PT at Q2 Stadium. (TV: ESPN and ESPN Deportes; Radio: 710 AM ESPN / ESPNâ¯LAâ¯app and 980 AMâ¯Laâ¯Mera Mera).
LAFC became the first team in MLS to qualify for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs last Saturday night, needing just 25 games to clinch a postseason berth, tying the Club’s own 2019 MLS record for the fewest games played prior to clinching a spot in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Black & Gold’s 57 points (18-5-3 regular season record) currently lead the race for the 2022 MLS Supporters Shield. LAFC holds a 3-1-0 lifetime record over the Verde, and are undefeated (2-0) when playing in Austin.
Friday’s matchup marks the second match between LAFC and Austin in the 2022 MLS regular season with Austin earning a 2-1 victory over LAFC in the first meeting in May at Banc of California Stadium.
Austin enters the match in second place in the Western Conference with a 14-6-6 record (48 points).
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â¯LAFC became the first team in MLS to qualify for the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs, needing just 25 games to clinch a postseason berth, tying their own MLS record set in 2019 for the fewest games played prior to clinching a playoff berth.â¯â¯â¯
LAFC is now 18-5-3 on the season for a league-best 57 points. The club is six points ahead of Philadelphia and nine points ahead of Austin FC in the race for the Supporters Shield.â¯
LAFC enters its second meeting of the season vs. Austin with a 7-4-1 away record.â¯
In 2021, LAFC visited Q2 Stadium twice, claiming two wins against the Verde. Overall, LAFC is 3-1 against Austin since 2021.
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