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Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles FC Week 24 MLS Updates at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah

Los Angeles Soccer Club (LAFC) tore the MLS recently, winning its last four league games to secure first place in the Western Conference with 48 points, four above second place Austin F.C..

LAFC leads the entire league with a 15-4-3 record in 22 games this season, the third-best record in MLS history at this stage of the competition.

The 2019 LAFC team and last season New England Revolution both were one point clear of the current league leaders from 22 matches.

As previously reported, LAFC is coming off four straight wins and looking to make it five on Saturday against Real salt lake.

Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles FC is set to kick off on Saturday, August 8 at 7:20 p.m. PT at Rio Tinto Stadium.

RSL has lost eight of its last games against LAFC, including in the playoffs.

They have lost the last four contests against the Black goldwhich could become five on Saturday, making it the first time Real Salt Lake has lost five straight games to a single opponent.

The additions of Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale made LAFC unstoppable.

Prior to their arrival, LAFC were already the best team in the league but are now virtually unbeatable.

They are yet to lose when Chiellini and Bale enter the field, the latter scoring his first MLS goal last weekend against the Seattle Sounders.

RSL, meanwhile, sit fifth in the West with 34 points but continue to be inconsistent lately.

Although Los Angeles FC are the clear favorites to win, Real Salt Lake will take the field with a “nothing to lose” mentality that could lead to an upset.

Bale will come off the bench once more before possibly being named in the starting line-up next weekend.

Catch all the action live here on the MARCA English play-by-play.

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