Maxime Crepeau made three saves and Mahala Opoku came off the bench to score the game’s only goal midway through the second half as LAFC extended its club record winning streak to seven games with a 1-0 win over D.C. United in front of a capacity crowd at Banc of California Stadium on Tuesday night. In addition to winning seven consecutive MLS games, the club has also won seven consecutive home games and remain atop the MLS standings with an 18-4-3 record for 57 points.
LAFC will be back in action on Saturday, August 20 when they start a run of three consecutive road games with a trip north to face the San Jose Earthquakes. That game kicks off at 7 p.m. PT and will be broadcast locally on KCOP13 and Estrella TV. It will also be available on the radio on ESPN 710 AM, the ESPN LA App, and 980 AM La Mera La Mera.
NEWS & NOTES:
- With the win, LAFC is now 18-4-3 on the season for a league-best 57 points. The club is nine points ahead of Austin FC and the Philadelphia Union in the race for the Supporters Shield.
- The 57 points for LAFC match their total from their inaugural 2018 season. Only in 2019 has the club recorded more than 57 points in a season.
- LAFC is now 11-1-2 at home this season for 35 of the club’s MLS-best 57 points. LAFC’s 35 points at home are more than 19 other teams have in all games this season.
- Tonight’s win extended LAFC’s winning streak in league games to a club record seven games. This is the second longest winning streak in MLS since the end of the shootout in 2000. Only the Seattle Sounders have a longer regular season winning streak than LAFC, winning nine straight in 2018.
- The win was also LAFC’s seventh straight home victory, setting a new club record.
- This was LAFC’s first 1-0 win of the season. This was just the third time in 14 home games that LAFC did not score multiple goals.