Major League Soccer

Salt Lake blanks LAFC, stops 7-game skid

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cristian Arango scored the lone goal, Zac MacMath finished with seven saves and Real Salt Lake snapped a seven-match losing streak against Los Angeles FC with a 1-0 victory on Sunday night.

Real Salt Lake (13-11-7) jumps over LAFC (12-10-9) into a tie for second place in the Western Conference with the Seattle Sounders. LAFC would have clinched a playoff spot with a victory.

Neither team scored until Rubio Rubín subbed in for Real Salt Lake in the 69th minute and picked up an assist in the 72nd on Arango's sixth goal of the season. Braian Ojeda also notched an assist on the score.