Los Angeles 2-0 Real Salt Lake: The Black and Gold blank Real

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Los Angeles FC defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Monday at Banc of California Stadium. Los Angeles are now in 1st place, with 60 points from 41 matches, while RSL sit in 7th, with 42 points from 41.

Following a goalless first half, The Black and Gold certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with an early goal from Hollingshead in the 49th minute. However they weren’t finished yet and Arango made it 2-0, 68 minutes in to make it 2-0.

Substitutions for Los Angeles included Vela, Bale and Mendez for Opoku, Bouanga and Arango, respectively. RSL brought on Meram, Julio, Ojeda, Luna and Chang, to replace Oviedo, Córdova, Méndez, Caldwell and Ruiz.

There were bookings for Murillo, Cifuentes and Palacios from Los Angeles, and Meram, for RSL.

Technical card:
Los Angeles FC:Crépeau, Chiellini, Murillo, Palacios, Hollingshead, Ilie, Cifuentes, Blessing, Bouanga (Bale, min.70), Arango (Mendez, min.83) and Opoku (Vela, min.58)
Real Salt Lake:Macmath, Kappelhof, Marcelo Silva, Brody, Herrera, Caldwell (Luna, min.69), Ruiz (Chang, min.87), Méndez (Ojeda, min.69), Oviedo (Meram, min.59), Savarino and Córdova (Julio, min.59)
Stadium:Banc of California Stadium
Goals:Hollingshead (1-0, min. 49) and Arango (2-0, min. 68)