LA Galaxy II

LA Galaxy II Match Preview: Memphis 901 FC vs. LA Galaxy II 

Playing their sixth match on the road during the 2022 campaign, LA Galaxy II (4-4-2, 14 points) travel to face Memphis 901 FC (6-2-1, 19 points) at AutoZone Park on Wednesday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. PT. The match against Memphis will feature a live stream on ESPN+.

Wednesday’s match marks the first-ever meeting between LA and Memphis. In five matches played at on the road this season, LA holds a 0-3-2 record. In their last match on May 13, LA Galaxy II dealt Louisville City FC its first loss of the 2022 campaign with a 4-3 win at Dignity Health Sports Park. In their last five matches played dating back to April 16, Galaxy II hold a record of 3-1-1. Cameron Dunbar registered a brace in the win against Louisville, while Preston Judd notched two assists. Notably, Dunbar has tallied three goal and two assists in his last five 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 244 games played in the USL Championship dating back to their inaugural campaign in 2014, LA Galaxy II hold a record of 94-96-54. 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.