Austin FC vs. Los Angeles FC: Anything can happen in MLS After Dark

Austin FC vs. LAFC Matchday May 2022 (Image: designbymarkf)

Austin FC (6-2-3) continues its road trip out West to face Los Angeles FC (7-2-2) in a late-night weekday game.

You should be rewarded with an exciting match if you wait up to watch this one. Both teams lead the league with 23 goals scored this season. To add more fuel to the fire, just three points separate these clubs at the top of the standings.

It’s no secret who the Verde & Black must shut down. None other than Mexican international and former MLS MVP Carlos Vela leads the team in goal contributions, with four goals and three assists. But it’s Jose Cifuentes who’s been the Achilles heel of ATX; he leads all LAFC players in scoring against Austin FC with two goals.

For Austin, Driussi needs to bounce back after being shut out last game. Defensively, Pereira will miss the match due to a red card suspension. On the bright side, Brad Stuver has been cleared from the injury list and is available to play. He’s been training with the squad regularly, but it’s unclear if he’ll get the nod in L.A. over Andrew Tarbell. Coach Wolff, with a newly-inked three-year contract extension, made the decision to sub out Captain Alex Ring early versus RSL to ensure he didn’t suffer the same fate as Dani. We’ll see if it pays off on Wednesday.

In this matchup last season, LAFC won all three games against ATX.



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Austin FC vs LAFC Kickoff

Score Prediction

The Verde will need to dig deep Wednesday night to come away with points in California. LAFC lost handily to Colorado 2-0 last week, so hopefully the blueprint is there for ATXFC to come away with at least a point.

Final Score:
Austin FC – 2
Los Angeles FC – 2

Odds: Betway odds have Austin FC +450 and Los Angeles FC -200. A draw is priced at +333

Player Injury Report

  • Out – Freddy Kleemann (left knee)

Kit Matchup

Kit Matchup: Los Angeles FC vs Austin FC (May 18, 2022)

Austin FC Broadcast Info

Austin FC travels to Banc of California Stadium to take on LAFC at 9:30 pm on May 18, 2022.

  • Streaming:, Austin FC app, (Spanish), ESPN+ (Out of Market)
  • TV: KBVO
  • Radio: KASE-FM (Alt 97.5), KLQB-FM (104.3-HD2)

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