(East Los Angeles, CA) April 3, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: Well, finally it is here—the LAFC season schedule for all fans to review and make plans on attending.
-Club Kicks Off Fourth Season on April 17th-
Will Be Featured In 16 Nationally Televised Matches
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Major League Soccer today announced the Club’s 34-game schedule for the 2021 MLS Regular Season. LAFC will begin its fourth campaign in MLS with a two-match homestand in the heart of Los Angeles, and for the second year in a row open against a new expansion team when they host Austin FC on April 17 at 2:30 p.m. (PDT). The Club then faces Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders FC on April 24 before heading to Texas to take on Houston Dynamo FC for the first road match of the year on May 1st.
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Major League Soccer’s 26th season will see all (27) MLS clubs compete in 34 regular season matches, 17 home and 17 away, with an emphasis on intra-conference regional play. At the end of the regular season, the top seven teams from each conference will qualify for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs. Click Here for the 2021 regular season competition structure.
The Black & Gold will appear in (16) nationally televised matches, including five on ESPN, three on FOX, three on FS1 and five on Univision/UniMás. The full LAFC local broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
LAFC is a perfect 3-0-0 all-time in home openers, with victories over Inter Miami FC (2020), Sporting Kansas City (2019) and Seattle Sounders FC (2018).
Notable matchups include a visit from reigning Regular Season Western Conference leader Sporting Kansas City at the Banc on Saturday, June 26 on ESPN and a trip to Portland to take on Western Conference rival the Timbers on Wednesday, July 21st.
LAFC faces the Galaxy three times in 2021, with the first matchup on the road on Saturday, May 8 (FOX) before hosting the Galaxy at the Banc on Saturday, Aug. 28 (FOX). The third match between the crosstown rivals will be in Carson on Sunday, Oct. 3rd, (ESPN).
The Black & Gold enters its fourth season in MLS after reaching the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the third consecutive year in 2020. Since 2018, LAFC leads the League in total regular season wins (46) and points (161). The Club became the first-ever MLS team to defeat three Liga MX teams in the knockout stages of the Concacaf Champions League en route to the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Final.
Here is the LAFC 2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|1||Saturday, Apr 17 (FOX)||Austin||LAFC||2:30 PM|
|2||Saturday, Apr 24 (ESPN)||Seattle||LAFC||3:00 PM|
|3||Saturday, May 1 (UNIV)||Houston||Houston||12:30 PM|
|4||Saturday, May 8 (FOX)||Galaxy||Galaxy||5:00 PM|
|5||Sunday, May 16 (FS1)||Seattle||Seattle||6:30 PM|
|6||Saturday, May 22 (Local)||Colorado||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|7||Saturday, May 29 (Unimás)||NYCFC||LAFC||3:00 PM|
|8||Saturday, Jun 19 (Unimás)||Houston||LAFC||8:00 PM|
|9||Wednesday, Jun 23 (Local)||Dallas||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|10||Saturday, Jun 26 (ESPN)||Kansas City||Kansas City||2:00 PM|
|11||Saturday, Jul 3 (Local)||Real Salt Lake||Real Salt Lake||7:00 PM|
|12||Wednesday, Jul 7 (Local)||Austin||Austin||6:00 PM|
|13||Saturday, Jul 17 (Local)||Real Salt Lake||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|14||Wednesday, Jul 21 (Local)||Portland||Portland||7:30 PM|
|15||Saturday, Jul 24 (LOCAL)||Vancouver||TBD||7:30 PM|
|16||Wednesday, Jul 28 (Local)||Minnesota||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|17||Wednesday, Aug 4 (Local)||Kansas City||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|18||Sunday, Aug 8 (Local)||San Jose||San Jose||4:00 PM|
|19||Sunday, Aug 15 (ESPN)||Atlanta||Atlanta||1:00 PM|
|20||Saturday, Aug 21 (LOCAL)||Vancouver||TBD||7:00 PM|
|21||Saturday, Aug 28 (FOX)||LA Galaxy||LAFC||5:00 PM|
|22||Friday, Sep 3 (Unimás)||Kansas City||LAFC||7:00 PM|
|23||Sunday, Sep 12 (Local)||Real Salt Lake||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|24||Wednesday, Sep 15 (Local)||Austin||Austin||6:00 PM|
|25||Sunday, Sep 19 (FS1)||Portland||Portland||3:00 PM|
|26||Saturday, Sep 25 (Local)||San Jose||San Jose||7:00 PM|
|27||Wednesday, Sep 29 (FS1)||Portland||LAFC||7:00 PM|
|28||Sunday, Oct 3 (ESPN)||LA Galaxy||Los Angeles||5:00 PM|
|29||Saturday, Oct 16 (UNIV)||San Jose||LAFC||12:30 PM|
|30||Wednesday, Oct 20 (Local)||Dallas||Dallas||5:00 PM|
|31||Saturday, Oct 23 (Local)||Minnesota||Minnesota||5:00 PM|
|32||Tuesday, Oct 26 (ESPN)||Seattle||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|33||Monday, Nov 1 (LOCAL)||Vancouver||TBD||7:30 PM|
|34||Sunday, Nov 7 (Local)||Colorado||Colorado||3:00 PM|