TUKWILA, Wash. (Sunday, April 30, 2023) – Playing their seventh match of the 2023 campaign, LA Galaxy II fell 3-1 on the road to the Tacoma Defiance at Starfire Stadium on Sunday night. LA Galaxy II forward Aaron Bibout scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the loss to Tacoma.
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Seven players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy started in the match against Tacoma: Carson Klein, Marcus Ferkranus, Matteo Carbone, Adrián González, Adam Saldaña, Alex Alcalá, Jonathan Pérez, Brandon Téllez and Matteo Carbone. Additionally, three players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy appeared as substitutes against the Defiance: Juan Calderón, Diego López and Brandon Téllez.
TAC – Hal Uderitz (Penalty Kick), 42nd minute: Hal Uderitz’s low penalty kick into the left side of the goal just squeezed by LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Simon Jillson.
TAC – Paul Rothrock, 68th minute: After Simon Jillson made the initial save on a shot from the edge of the six-yard box, the rebound fell to Paul Rothrock, who fired his half-volleyed shot into the back of the net.
LA – Aaron Bibout (Penalty Kick), 78th minute: After Alex Alcalá earned a penalty due to forcing a handball in the box, Aaron Bibout stepped up to the spot and drilled his penalty-kick attempt into the lower left corner of the goal.
TAC – Braudilio Rodrigues (Paul Rothrock), 80th minute: Braudilio Rodrigues received a pass from Paul Rothrock and his shot from just outside the six-yard box was struck into the lower right corner.
- LA Galaxy out possessed the Tacoma Defiance 59.7% to 40.3%.
- Aaron Bibout recorded his team-leading fourth goal of the 2023 campaign in the match against Tacoma.
- Bibout ranks tied for sixth in the league in goals scored.
- Additionally, Bibout ranks first in the league with 29 shots taken this season.
- The penalty-kick goal scored by Bibout was the first taken and converted by LA Galaxy II this season
- Seven players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy started in the match against Tacoma: Carson Klein, Marcus Ferkranus, Matteo Carbone, Adrián González, Adam Saldaña, Alex Alcalá, Jonathan Pérez, Brandon Téllez and Matteo Carbone.
- Additionally, three players with ties to the LA Galaxy Academy appeared as substitutes against the Defiance: Juan Calderón, Diego López and Brandon Téllez.
- Adam Saldaña completed 58 of 63 passes attempted (92.1% pass accuracy), while winning eight possessions, six duels and two tackles.
- Ascel Essengue was issued LA Galaxy II’s first red card of the season in the loss to the Defiance.
- Essengue hit the post for Los Dos in the seventh minute in the match against the Tacoma Defiance.
- Notably, the average age of the LA Galaxy II starting lineup in the match against Tacoma was 19.9 years of age.
- In three matches played on the road, LA Galaxy II holds a 1-2-0 record (5 GF, 9 GA).
Next up, LA Galaxy II (1-4-1, 5 points) play host to Colorado Rapids 2 (5-0-1, 16 points) at Dignity Health Sports Park’s Track & Field Stadium on Sunday, May 7. The May 7 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 (1-4-1, 5pts) at Tacoma Defiance (3-1-1, 11pts)
Sunday, April 30, 2023 – Starfire Stadium (Tukwila, Wash.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 0 1 1
Tacoma Defiance 1 2 3
TAC: Uderitz (penalty kick), 42
TAC: Rothrock, 68
LA: Bibout (penalty kick), 78
TAC: Rodrigues (Rothrock), 80
TAC: Bowen (caution), 7
TAC: Herrera (caution), 24
LA: Ferkranus (caution), 25
LA: González (caution), 41
TAC: Daroma (caution), 44
TAC: Ovalle (caution), 51
TAC: Thomas (caution), 77
LA: Essengue (caution), 82
LA: Essengue (second caution, ejection), 90+3
LA: GK Simon Jillson; D Carson Klein (Diego López, 67), D Marcus Ferkranus, D Ascel Essengue, D Matteo Carbone (Elijah Amadin, 85); M Adrián González, M Adam Saldaña ©, M Alex Alcalá (Juan Calderón, 85), M Jonathan Pérez (Brandon Téllez, 85), M Axel Picazo; F Aaron Bibout
Substitutes Not Used: GK Aaron Cervantes; D Javier Zapien; F Brendan Bell
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Jonathan Pérez, Aaron Bibout, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Aaron Bibout, 2); FOULS: 11 (Adrián González, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 4
TAC: GK Andrew Thomas; D Travian Sousa, D Stuart Hawkins, D Hal Uderitz, D Blake Bowen (Cody Baker, 62); M Frank Daroma (Snyder Brunell, 61), M Braudilio Rodrigues, M Adolfo Ovalle ©, M Georgi Minoungou (Sebastian Gomez, 73), M Eythor Bjorgolfsson (Raul Miglietti, 83); F Antonio Herrera (Paul Rothrock, 61)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Wallis Lapsley; D Jack-Ryan Jeremiah; M Chris Aquino; F Elias Katsaros
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
Referee: Corbyn May
Assistant Referees: Cephas Quartson, Eric Krueger
Fourth Official: Jaclyn Metz
Weather: Cloudy, 55 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial