The LA Galaxy returned to Southern California after their shocking defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Below are a few notes from the match...
*This was the first time this season that the Galaxy lost when scoring twice and the fourth time that they conceded three or more goals in a match, going 0-3-0 in those games
*The loss is the second time that the Galaxy have lost the their first game of the year against San Jose by the score of 3-2 after leading 2-0. In the match a year ago, San Jose’s game-winner also came off a stoppage time goal by Alan Gordon.
*The Galaxy snapped a 44 game streak of making at least one change in the lineup. The last time Arena did not change the lineup was July 14 and 18 in 2012 – Which interestingly enough are the first two games for the LA Galaxy Insider project.
*Northern California hasn’t been kind to LA during the regular season as the Galaxy are winless in their last eight games with a 0-5-3 record. The Galaxy have also dropped their last four regular season games to San Jose (0-3-1).
*LA saw their two-game winning streak snapped.
*The Galaxy lost their first game of the year when going ahead first. LA is 7-1-2 when scoring first while they are 0-6-0 when conceding the first goal. The last time LA dropped a match when leading by one goal was Oct. 6, 2012 against Real Salt Lake and the first time since May 23, 2012 against San Jose that LA lost when leading 2-0.
*San Jose is the first team in MLS history to win a match with two goals in stoppage time while a man down. The Earthquakes also became the fifth MLS team to win with two goals in stoppage time.
*Three players have scored multiple goals against the LA Galaxy this season: Russell Teibert, Olmes Garcia and Alan Gordon. The link between all three? Neither of them started the match.
*Marcelo Sarvas and Hector Jimenez each have two goals this season.
*The Galaxy are dropping points late as five of their seven defeats have come when LA allows goals in the 75th minute.