Los Angeles Football Club defeated New England 2-0 on the road in the most recent encounter in August 2019. In September 2018, the two teams drew 1-1 in their previous Southern California encounter.
On Saturday, Los Angeles Football Club defeated Portland 3-2 and scored the first three goals of the game. When it comes to scoring the opening goal of a match, Los Angeles Football Club has the best record in MLS (W17 D0 L1).
The New England Revolution have scored 4-0 in their first two games of the season. New England had never won its first two games of a season before this one, and the Revolutions had only once allowed no goals in those first two games.
In the 24th minute of Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Portland, Los Angeles Football Club’s Giorgio Chiellini scored the team’s first goal of the season. It was Chiellini’s first goal in a competitive game since August 2019, when he scored for Juventus against Parma in the Italian Serie A. On Saturday, Bobby Wood scored against Houston and assisted on the opening goal. Wood scored eight goals (six goals, two assists) in Real Salt Lake’s 34 games in 2021 and 2022, including playoff games. However, he never scored more than one goal in a single game.