In the Western Conference final, California defeated Austin FC 3-0.
On Sunday, Los Angeles FC defeated Austin FC 3-0 in the Western Conference final to reach the MLS final for the first time. LAFC, who joined MLS in 2018, will try to capture the inaugural league title next Saturday at Banc of California Stadium against holders New York City FC or the Philadelphia Union, who played Sunday night.
LAFC started well with a header from Colombian striker Cristian Arango off a Carlos Vela corner (29th).
Urruti and Opoku kill the suspense
Dominating, the Californian team subsequently missed a number of chances, by their duo, that could have been decisive in the first period, but in the 62nd minute, their persistent pressure paid off as they won the game. Another corner from Vela produced confusion in the penalty area, and Maxi Urruti of Argentina, who had just replaced Austin, was unable to keep his header under control, which resulted in the ball going into the goal. Kwadwo Opoku, a winger for Ghana, added some additional breathing room to the score with a low shot ten minutes before the match was over.