LOS ANGELES (Sunday, May 7, 2023) – Playing their eighth match of the 2023 campaign, LA Galaxy II fell 5-0 at home to Colorado Rapids 2 at Dignity Health Sports Park’s Track & Field Stadium on Sunday night. **
LA Galaxy Academy**
Seven players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy started in the match against Colorado: Carson Klein, Allan Legaspi, Riley Dalgado, Diego López, Adam Saldaña, Alex Alcalá and Jonathan Pérez. Additionally, four players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy appeared as substitutes against Rapids 2: Juan Calderón, Adrián González, Brandon Téllez and Javier Zapien. Notably, Zapien made his professional debut, logging seven minutes in the loss to Colorado.
COL – Marlon Vargas (Alex Gersbach), 17th minute: Marlon Vargas took down Alex Gersbach’s floated cross and his shot from inside the penalty area was laced into the lower right corner of the goal.
COL – Yosuke Hanya (Oliver Larraz), 42nd minute: OIiver Larraz delivered a curling cross into the side of the six-yard box to Yosuke Hanya, who headed the ball into the top left corner.
COL – Daniel Garcia, 51st minute: Daniel Garcia scored from inside the six-yard box with his right foot. **
COL – Yosuke Hanya (Oliver Larraz), 58th minute: Yosuke Hanya’s low shot from the right side of the six-yard box found the back of the net.
COL – Remi Cabral, 60th minute:** Dribbling towards goal, Remi Cabral fired his low shot into the far corner of the goal.
- Seven players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy started in the match against Colorado: Carson Klein, Allan Legaspi, Riley Dalgado, Diego López, Adam Saldaña, Alex Alcalá and Jonathan Pérez.
- Additionally, four players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy appeared as substitutes against Rapids 2: Juan Calderón, Adrián González, Brandon Téllez and Javier Zapien.
- Notably, Javier Zapien made his professional debut, logging seven minutes in the loss to Colorado.
- The average age of the LA Galaxy II starting lineup was 19.2 compared to Colorado Rapids 2’s 21.4.
- Goalkeeper Novak Mićović, on loan from the LA Galaxy, made his LA Galaxy II and MLS NEXT Pro debut, recording eight saves in the match against Colorado Rapids 2.
- LA Galaxy Academy defender Allan Legaspi completed 62 of 66 passes (93.9% pass accuracy) and won four duels in his second start of the 2023 campaign.
- LA Galaxy Academy defender Riley Dalgado made his second start of the season, logging 90 minutes and recorded one interceptions and one clearance against Colorado.
- Carson Klein finished the match with a team-high four tackles won, three interceptions and three clearances.
- Adam Saldaña and Brandon Téllez each received red cards in the second half of the match against Colorado Rapids 2.
- In four matches played at home, LA Galaxy II holds a 0-3-1 record (2 GF, 9 GA).
Next up, LA Galaxy II (1-5-1, 5 points) travel to face Sporting KC II (5-0-1, 16 points) at Rock Chalk Park on Sunday, May 14. The May 14 match kicks off at 3:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on MLSNEXTPro.com
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season
LA Galaxy II (1-5-1, 5pts) vs. Colorado Rapids 2 (6-0-1, 19pts)
Sunday, May 7, 2023 – Dignity Health Sports Park’s Track & Field Stadium (Los Angeles)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 0 0 0
Colorado Rapids 2 2 3 5
COL: Vargas (Gersbach), 17
COL: Hanya (Larraz), 42
COL: Garcia, 51
COL: Hanya (Larraz), 58
COL: Cabral, 60
COL: Malone (caution), 32
LA: Bibout (caution), 53
LA: Saldaña (ejection), 57
COL: Garcia (caution), 62
LA: Téllez (caution), 80
LA: González (caution), 82
LA: GK Novak Mićović; D Carson Klein, D Allan Legaspi, D Ascel Essengue, D Riley Dalgado; M Diego López (Adrián González, 45), M Adam Saldaña ©, M Alex Alcalá (Brandon Téllez, 59), M Jonathan Pérez (Juan Calderón, 59), M Axel Picazo (Elijah Amadin, 45); F Aaron Bibout (Javier Zapien, 83)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Simon Jillson; D Matteo Carbone; F Brendan Bell
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Adrián González, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Elijah Amadin, 1); FOULS: 16 (Aaron Bibout, Brandon Téllez, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 8
COL: GK Adam Beaudry, D Steve Flores, D Aboubacar Keita (Blake Malone, 12), D Moise Bombito (Daniel Garcia, 45), D Alex Gersbach, M Oliver Larraz ©, M Daouda Amadou, M Connor Miller, M Yosuke Hanya (Robinson Aguirre, 71), F Rémi Cabral (Caique, 67), F Marlon Vargas
Substitutes Not Used: GK Leonardo Medina; D Pariss Mitchell, M Joshua Hardin
TOTAL SHOTS: 21; SHOTS ON GOAL: 13; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1
Referee: Chris Ruska
Assistant Referees: Salvador Reyes, Fernando Fierro
Fourth Official: Adrian Gonzalez
Weather: Clear, 62 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial