LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, March 23, 2022) – Playing their fourth match of the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season, LA Galaxy II earned their first victory of the year with a 1-0 shutout win over Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at Dignity Health Sports on Wednesday night. Taylor Davila scored the game-winning goal, his first of the season, while goalkeeper Eric López tallied two saves and a shutout in his first appearance of 2022. 

Goal-Scoring Plays

LA – Taylor Davila, 45th minute: After Rio Grande Valley defender Jesus Vazquez was whistled for a handball inside the penalty area, Preston Judd’s right-footed shot was parried away by Toros goalkeeper Colin Martin. Taylor Davila was first to the rebound and fired his shot into the back of the net. 

Postgame Notes

  • The win over Rio Grande Valley FC marked LA Galaxy II’s first win of the 2022 campaign. 
  • Head Coach Yoann Damet won his first match in charge of LA Galaxy II. 
  • Wednesday’s match marked the 11th match played all-time between LA and Rio Grande Valley, with Los Dos leading the series 6-0-5. 
  • LA Galaxy II have scored in three of their three games, no team has done so more often in the USL Championship this season.
  • Eric López registered two saves and notched his first shutout of the season in the win over RGVFC. 
  • Taylor Davila tallied his first goal of the 2022 campaign. 
  • Davila finished the match with a game-high four chances created. 
  • Owen Lambe finished the match with a game-high three tackles won. 
  • Three LA Galaxy II players made season debuts: Eric López, Ascel Essengue and Axel Picazo. 
  • Duhaney Williams made his first professional start for LA Galaxy II. 

Next Game

Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Indy Eleven Michael A. Carrol Stadium on Saturday, April 2. The April 2 match kicks off at 4:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on ESPN+. 

LA Galaxy II (1-2-0, 3pts) vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (1-2-0, 3pts) 
March 23, 2022 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)

Goals by Half               1         2         F
LA Galaxy II                1         0         1
Rio Grande Valley FC   0         0         0          

Scoring Summary: 
LA: Davila, 45

Misconduct Summary:
LA: Salazar (caution), 25
LA: Harvey (caution), 59
LA: Davila (caution), 63
RGV: Malesevic (caution), 68
LA: Judd (caution), 83
LA: Aguirre (caution), 89
RGV: Lopez (caution), 90+2

Lineups:
LA: GK Eric López; D Owen Lambe, D Carlos Harvey (Ascel Essengue, 64), D Liam Doyle, D Chandler Vaughn (Dante Campbell, 51); M Taylor Davila, M Daniel Aguirre, M Michael Salazar © (Axel Picazo, 90+4); F Cameron Dunbar, F Duhaney Williams (Remi Cabral, 73), F Preston Judd

Substitutes Not Used: GK Richard Sánchez; D Felipe Cobian; M Victor Valdez

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 22; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 2

RGV: GK Collin Miller; D Luka Malesevic , D Jesus Vazquez, D Frank Nodarse, D Stefan Mueller (Robert Coronado, 74); M Juan Pablo Torres, M Isidro Martinez, M Emilio Yacaza, M Ricardo Ruiz; F Dulio Herrera (Dylan Borczak, 45), F Frank Lopez

Substitutes Not Used: GK Javier Garcia; D Wahab Ackwei, D Daniel Luis

TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 2

Referee: Ricardo Fierro
Assistant Referees: Justin Fillmore, Fernando Fierro
Fourth Official: William Hoffman
Weather: Clear, 69 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial