Galaxy II

LA Galaxy II Match Preview: LA Galaxy II vs. San Diego Loyal SC 

Playing their second consecutive match on the road, LA Galaxy II (4-5-2, 14 points) travel to face the Oakland Roots (1-4-6, 9 points) at Laney College Football Field on Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. PT. The match against Memphis will feature a live stream on ESPN+.

Saturday’s match marks the second meeting between LA and San Diego this season, with Galaxy II falling 2-1 to the Loyal on March 12. Galaxy II enter Saturday’s match following a 1-0 loss on the road to the Oakland Roots on May 21. In their last six matches played dating back to April 16, Galaxy II hold a record of 3-3-1. Notably, Dunbar has tallied three goal and two assists in his last seven games played dating back to April 16.

During the 2021 USL Championship regular season, LA Galaxy II (11-15-6, 39 points) finished in sixth place in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, missing out on qualifying for the playoffs by three points. As a team, Los Dos finished tied for sixth in the league in goals scored (55). Judd finished the season as the club’s leader in goals scored (17) in 32 games played, finishing sixth in the league in that category. Josh Drack led the team and ranked tied for fifth in the league in assists (9).

LA Galaxy II Head Coach Yoann Damet begins his first season managing the club, after being announced on Jan. 28, 2022. Damet most recently served as an assistant coach for the U-20 United States National Team that participated in the Revelations Cup in November of 2021.

Seventeen players have contracts with LA Galaxy II. Five of those players are products of the LA Galaxy Academy: Alex Alcala, Taylor Davila, Adrian Gonzalez, Eric López and Victor Valdez. 

Eight new additions have been signed to LA Galaxy II ahead of the 2022 campaign: goalkeeper Eric López, defenders Dante Campbell, Liam Doyle and Chandler Vaughn, midfielders Hamza Barry, Callum Johnson and Duhaney Williams and forward Michael Salazar. Johnson and Vaughn were originally drafted by the LA Galaxy in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. Doyle (San Antonio FC) and Salazar (Memphis 901 FC) join from the USL Championship, while Campbell joins Galaxy II from Toronto FC II. Williams was signed as a free agent on March 11 and played for Loyola Marymount University.

In 246  games played in the USL Championship dating back to their inaugural campaign in 2014, LA Galaxy II hold a record of 94-98-54. The 2022 USL Championship campaign marks LA Galaxy II’s ninth and final season in the USL Championship before moving to MLS NEXT Pro in 2023.