LA Galaxy reserves defeat Los Angeles Blues 4-3 to pick up first Reserve League victory

CARSON, Calif. -- It looked like it be smooth sailing for the LA Galaxy reserves against the Los Angeles Blues, but a poor second half turned the match into a nailbiter.

The Galaxy entered the 50th minute up 4-0 on the USLPro off goals from Michael Stephens, Chandler Hoffman, Gyasi Zardes and Hector Jimenez, but the Blues roared back with three unanswered goals of their own to end the game 4-3. An own goal by Rafael Garcia in the 52nd minute sparked the rally for the Blues before they pulled to within one with goals from Shay Spitz and Allan Russell.

Zardes and Jimenez both enjoyed stellar matches as each ended the game with one goal and two assists. 

The Galaxy's next Reserve League match will see LA once again take on the Blues on June 15 at Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal-State Fullerton.