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Los Angeles FC chase history after 10 games into the season

The squad led by Bob Bradley is pursuing the league record established by New York Red Bulls last season and LA Galaxy in 1998.

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Los Angeles FC chase history after 10 games into the season
Katharine LotzeAFP

Los Angeles FC is having quite the start to the 2019 MLS season, and it is not only their captain, Carlos Vela, that is on route to breaking the scoring record set by Atlanta United's Josef Martínez last season, but the team marches on to breaking some league records of their own.

Bob Bradley's squad is the talk of the American league after nine games played with their current standing of 7-1-2, and the team is scoring goals for fun with 26 goals in their favor and eight against.

Last season's New York Red Bulls set a league record for the most points in a single season with 71, although they also went all the way to the semi-finals of the Concacaf Champions League, while LAFC haven't had to deal with any other competition and started four points better off than the 'Big Apple' squad did.

With the draw against Seattle Sounders, the Californians are setting the same pace as the 2018 NY Red Bulls, and are not too far behind the 1998 LA Galaxy side in terms of goals scored.

Los Angeles FC vs LA Galaxy 1998

That year, Galaxy scored 85 goals in just 32 matches, a mark that hasn't come close to being broken, while Toronto FC (2017) and D.C. United (1998) are tied in second place on this list with 74 goals.

So far this season LAFC are ahead of the 1998 Galaxy on goal difference, though that team conceded more, with Bob Bradley's side having +18 while Galaxy had +14.