Match Report: LA Galaxy comeback falls just short in 2-1 loss away to Sporting KC

Daniel Salloi scored his third of the season early, Diego Rubio added his fifth before halftime, and Sporting Kansas City held on to defeat the LA Galaxy 2-1 victory and move back within a point of the Western Conference lead on Sunday afternoon. 

Salloi's strike comes just four days after poking home what proved the winner in SKC's 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls in the U.S. Open Cup Final.

Romain Alessandrini scored on blistering second-half free kick to pull a goal back, but couldn't prevent the LA Galaxy from falling to a seventh defeat in nine games. The result all-but-mathematically makes the postseason out of reach for LA, who sit 12 points beneath the playoff line with four matches to play.

Goals

  • 18' - SKC - Daniel Salloi Watch
  • 35' - SKC - Diego Rubio Watch
  • 58' - LA - Romain Alessandrini Watch

Next Up

  • SKC: Saturday, September 30th vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (9 pm ET | TSN, MLS LIVE in Canada)
  • SEA: Wednesday, September 27th at Houston Dynamo (8:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE)

 

LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 1, Sporting Kansas City 2
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 – 11 a.m. PT
2017 MLS Regular Season
Children’s Mercy Park – Kansas City, Kansas 

Scoring Summary:

SKC – Daniel Salloi (Assisted by Diego Rubio) 18’
SKC – Diego Rubio (Assisted by Seth Sinovic) 35’
LA – Romain Alessandrini 58’ 

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Jonathan dos Santos (caution) 1’
LA – Michael Ciani (caution) 55’
LA – Jack McBean (caution) 90’ 

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Clement Diop; Gyasi Zardes, Dave Romney, Michael Ciani, Ashley Cole; Jonathan dos Santos ©, João Pedro (Rafael Garcia 31’); Romain Alessandrini, Bradford Jamieson IV (Jack McBean 82’), Emmanuel Boateng (Ariel Lassiter 75’); Giovani dos Santos.

Substitutions not used : Jon Kempin, Nathan Smith, Hugo Arellano,, Jack McInerney.

Head Coach: Sigi Schmid

TOTAL SHOTS: 3; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 2

Sporting Kansas City: Tim Melia; Ike Opara, Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler © (Erik Palmer-Brown 90’), Graham Zusi; Illie Sanchez, Jimmy Medranda (Benny Feilhaber 63’), Roger Espinoza, Daniel Salloi; Diego Rubio, Cristian Lobato (Gerso Fernandez 75’).                                                                                                         

Substitutions not used: Andrew Dykstra, Latif Blessing, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Kevin, Oliveira.

Head Coach: Peter Vermes

TOTAL SHOTS: 4; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Referee: Marc Geiger
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, C.J. Morgante
4th Official: Armando Villarreal
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): Alex Chilowicz
Attendance: 19,028