LA Galaxy II earn 1-1 road draw against Arizona United SC

Travis Bowen's goal not enough to keep LA ahead in Peoria

CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, June 21, 2014) – LA Galaxy II (8-4-4, 28 points) earned a 1-1 road draw against Arizona United SC (4-6-3, 15 points) at Peoria Sports Complex on Saturday evening as Galaxy II forward Travis Bowen opened the scoring for Los Dos at the 17th minute of the game. 

LA Galaxy II scored the first goal of the match when captain Rafael Garcia lofted a ball into the box form the right-wing. Galaxy Homegrown Player Jack McBean jumped in the air and back-heeled the ball into empty space near the top of the box. Bowen ran up and rifled the ball into the back of the net.

Arizona United SC and the LA Galaxy II exchanged opportunities for the remainder of the first half with neither side taking advantage.

After trailing for the majority of the first half on a goal from the LA Galaxy II’s Bowen, Arizona United SC emerged from halftime and attacked the LA Galaxy II backline with urgency and pace.

In the 54th minute, Morrison played a diagonal ball to forward Jon Okafor who was then fouled on the edge of the box. Morrison lined up for the shot, curled the ball around the LA Galaxy II wall, and into the far post for the equalizer and his first goal of the season.

After the equalizer from Arizona United SC in the second-half, both sides fought a tough battle in the midfield. As the match approached its conclusion, LA Galaxy II started to create more chances in the final third, and a massive save by Evan Newton in the 77th minute prevented the Los Dos from pulling ahead.

Curt Onalfo’s squad will conclude the three-game road swing against Orlando City SC on Saturday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. PT at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

LA Galaxy II Season Ticket Memberships begin at just $6 per game. For more information on LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II memberships, or group and single tickets, visit www.lagalaxy.com or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299).

Match Report:

Arizona United Soccer Club vs. LA Galaxy II
Saturday, June 21, 2014
USL PRO
Peoria Sports Complex

Scoring Summary

1

2

F

Arizona United Soccer Club

0

1

1

LA Galaxy II

1

0

1

Scoring Summary:

LA – Travis Bowen (assist: Jack McBean) – 17th minute

AZ – Scott Morrison –  54th minute

Misconduct Summary:

AZ – Daniel Antúnez (Yellow) –74th minute

AZ – London Woodberry (Yellow) –88th minute

 

Saves

Corners

Fouls

Offsides

Shots

AZU

5

5

16

9

8

LA

0

5

15

6

11

Lineups:

Arizona United SC: Evan Newton, Widner Saint-Cyr, London Woodberry, Daniel Antúnez, Scott Morrison, Joey Dillon, Matt Kassel, Jonathan Top (Brad Stisser – 78), Jon Okafor, Bradlee Baladez (Paolo DelPiccolo – 83), Benji Lopez (Kadeem Dacres – 59)

Did not play: Jacole Turner, Tyler Ruthven, Joseph Toby, Brandon Swartzendruber

LA Galaxy: Cody Laurendi, Oscar Sorto, Daniel Steres, Bradley Diallo, Logan Emory, Raul Mendiola, Dragan Stojkov (Laurent Courtois – 64), Rafael Garcia, Bradford Jamieson (Aleksandar Djokovic – 83), Jack McBean, Travis Bowen (Charlie Rugg – 64)

Did not play: Alejandro Covarrubias, Joe Franco, Kyle Venter, Nick Shackelford