LOS ANGELES (Sunday, May 14, 2023) – Playing their eighth match of the 2023 campaign, LA Galaxy II fell 2-1 on the road to Sporting Kansas City II at Rock Chalk Park on Sunday night. **
LA Galaxy Academy**
Seven players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy started in the match against SKCII: Carson Klein, Allan Legaspi, Riley Dalgado, Adrián González, Brandon Téllez, Juan Calderón and Ruben Ramos Jr. Additionally, two players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy appeared as substitutes against Sporting KC II: Nicolas Schelotto and Alex Alcalá. Notably, Schelotto made his professional debut, logging 10 minutes in the loss to Sporting KC II.
LA – Ruben Ramos Jr. (Adrián González), 2nd minute: Working down the right wing, Adrián González’s cross into the penalty area was taken down by Ruben Ramos Jr., who took a touch before curling his shot just inside the near post to score his first professional goal.
SKC – Danny Flores, 72nd minute: Following a LA clearance, the ball fell to Danny Flores, whose volleyed shot from just outside the 18-yard box snuck past LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Simon Jillson.
SKC – Pau Vidal (Alenis Vargas), 90+2nd minute: Alenis Vargas’s cross from the right flank found Pau Vidal, whose header from inside the six-yard box was tucked in at the near post.
- Sixteen-year-old LA Galaxy Academy forward Ruben Ramos Jr. recorded his first professional goal in the match against Sporting KC II.
- Adrián González tallied his first assist of the 2023 campaign in the loss to SKCII.
- Seven players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy started in the match against SKCII: Carson Klein, Allan Legaspi, Riley Dalgado, Adrián González, Brandon Téllez, Juan Calderón and Ruben Ramos Jr.
- Additionally, two players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy appeared as substitutes against Sporting KC II: Nicolas Schelotto and Alex Alcalá.
- Notably, Schelotto made his professional debut, logging 10 minutes in the loss to Sporting KC II.
- LA Galaxy Academy defender Riley Dalgado made his second consecutive start in the match against Sporting.
- The average age of the LA Galaxy II starting lineup was 19.0 compared to Sporting Kansas City II’s 21.7.
- In four matches played on the road, LA Galaxy II hold a 1-3-0 record (6 GF, 11 GA).
Next up, LA Galaxy II (1-6-1, 5 points) play host to Timbers2 (1-5-0, 3 points) at Dignity Health Sports Park’s Track & Field Stadium on Sunday, May 21. The May 21 match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on MLSNEXTPro.com
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season
LA Galaxy II (1-6-1, 5pts) vs. Sporting Kansas City II (4-3-1, 14pts)
Sunday, May 14, 2023 – Rock Chalk Park (Lawrence, Kan.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 1 0 1
Sporting KC II 0 2 2
LA: Ramos Jr. (González), 2
SKC: Flores, 72
SKC: Vidal (Vargas) 90+3
LA: Essengue (caution), 34
LA: González (caution), 61
SKC: Mauriz (caution), 83
SKC: Vidal (caution), 90+2
LA: GK Simon Jillson; D Carson Klein, D Allan Legaspi, D Ascel Essengue ©, D Riley Dalgado; M Brandon Téllez (Nicolas Schelotto, 80), M Adrián González, M Axel Picazo (Alex Alcalá, 45); F Juan Calderón (Sergio Villalpando, 61), F Ruben Ramos Jr. (Elijah Amadin, 66), F Aaron Bibout
Substitutes Not Used: GK Aaron Cervantes; D Javier Zapien; F Brendan Bell
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Aaron Bibout, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Ruben Ramos Jr., 1); FOULS: 15 (Aaron Bibout, Ascel Essengue, 2); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2
SKC: GK Ethan Bandre; D Nati Clarke, D Mohammad Abualnadi (Nassim Mekideche, 72), D Jahon Rad, D Lucas Rosa; M Josh Coan © (Ethan Bryant, 45), M Danny Flores (Enzo Mauriz, 79), M Ozzie Cisneros, M Andrew Draper (Cam Duke, 45), F Pau Vidal, F Sebastian Cruz (Alenis Vargas, 86)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Michael Lenis; D Yeison Meia, M Keny Martinez
TOTAL SHOTS: 26; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 11; SAVES: 0
Referee: Matthew Corrigan
Weather: Cloudy, 80 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.