The Los Angeles Football Club is asking all its fans to dress in the team’s black gear Thursday evening for the Major League Soccer expansion team’s first playoff game.
The team held several events in the city this week to promote what it has dubbed “Blackout LA.”
The knockout round game against Real Salt Lake at the 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park will be sold out, a team official told City News Service. A limited amount of tickets remained available Wednesday afternoon.
LAFC sold out all 17 of its regular-season games at Banc of California Stadium.
LAFC was 2-0 against Real Salt Lake in the regular season, winning 5-1 on March 10 in Sandy, Utah, and 2-0 on Aug. 15 at Banc of California Stadium.
LAFC finished third in the Western Conference with 57 points and a 16-9-9 record. Real Salt Lake was sixth with 49 points and a 14-13-7 record.
If LAFC wins, it would play host to Seattle Sounders FC in a two-game Western Conference semifinal beginning Sunday at Banc of California Stadium.
The first team in professional sports to ask fans to all wear the same color to a game were the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets in 1987, who asked fans to dress in white for what it called a “Whiteout.”
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