LOS ANGELES (Friday, May 13, 2022) – After falling behind 2-1, LA Galaxy II scored three second-half goals to earn a 4-3 win over Louisville City FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Friday night. Cameron Dunbar registered a brace and Preston Judd notched two assists, while Michael Salazar scored his third goal during the 2022 campaign.
LOU – Ray Serrano, 2nd minute: LouCity jumped out to the lead after just 61 seconds as Jorge Gonzalez turned his defender inside the penalty area and had a shot parried by Los Dos goalkeeper Richard Sanchez which allowed Ray Serrano to turn home the rebound.
LA – Cameron Dunbar (Preston Judd), 19th minute: Galaxy II tied the game in the 19th minute, however, as Judd was played into space on the left side and created space for a low cross through the top of the six-yard area that found Dunbar at the far post to put away a close-range finish.
LOU – Niall McCabe, 51st minute Off Louisville’s corner kick, Paolo DelPiccolo’s header went wide of the right post off a delivery by Niall McCabe as the game went to the break even, but six minutes into the second half McCabe put LouCity back ahead as his free kick from the top of the penalty area to the left of center beat Sanchez to the bottom-right corner of the net.
LA: Cameron Dunbar (Preston Judd), 60th minute: Dunbar tied the game on the hour-mark, however, as Judd beat the offside trap and then laid a pass to his right after drawing out the Louisville goalkeeper, allowing Dunbar to finish into an open net.
LA – Taylor Davila (Penalty Kick), 63rd minute: Los Dos were awarded a penalty kick two minutes later as Louisville’s Ian Soler was whistled for a handball, and Taylor Davila converted from the spot with a shot to the right corner.
LA – Michael Salazar (Adrian Gonzalez), 76th minute: Galaxy II added their fourth of the night as Adrian Gonzalez was played into space on the right and broke forward before playing a pass across the penalty area for Michael Salazar to finish from close range.
LOU – Wilson Harris (Oscar Jimenez), 78th minute: Louisville made it a one-goal game two minutes later, though, as Oscar Jimenez centered for Wilson Harris to volley home from close range
- Friday’s match marked the first-ever meeting between LA Galaxy II and Louisville City FC.
- With the win over Louisville City, LA Galaxy II (4-4-2) moved into sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
- Galaxy II dealt Louisville its first loss of the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season.
- The four goals scored against Louisville marked a season-high for Los Dos.
- In five matches played at home during the 2022 campaign, Galaxy II hold a 4-1-0 record.
- Los Dos converted all four of their shots on target in the victory against LouCity.
- LA has scored in nine of their 10 games, only Louisville ((10) has scored goals in more matches in league play this year.
- Marcus Ferkranus made his 2022 debut, starting and playing 90 minutes.
- Four LA Galaxy Academy products (Felipe Cobian, Taylor Davila, Cameron Dunbar and Marcus Ferkranus) started in the win over Louisville, while two additional academy products (Adrian Gonzalez and Jalen Neal) came off the bench.
- Dunbar tallied two goals in the victory against Louisville City.
- In his last five appearances dating back to April 16, Dunbar has registered three goals and two assists.
- Michael Salazar notched his third goal of the season
- Dunbar and Salazar are tied for the team-lead in goals scored (3).
- Preston Judd delivered two assists and handed in the win over Louisville.
- Taylor Davila notched his second goal of the season.
- Adrian Gonzalez tallied an assist in 19 minutes of action.
- Richard Sánchez logged six saves and earned his first win of the 2022 campaign.
Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Memphis 901 FC at AutoZone Park on Wednesday, May 18. The May 18 match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (4-4-2, 14pts) at Louisville City FC (7-1-3, 24pts)
May 13, 2022 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 1 3 4
Louisville City FC 1 2 3
LOU: Serrano, 2
LA: Dunbar (Judd), 19
LOU: McCabe, 51
LA: Dunbar (Judd), 60
LA: Davila (penalty kick), 63
LA: Salazar (Gonzalez), 76
LOU: DelPiccolo (caution), 9
LOU: McCabe (caution), 17
LA: Doyle (caution), 50
LOU: Soler (caution), 62
LA: Judd (caution), 72
LOU: Wynder (caution), 84
LA: Neal (caution), 90+1
LA: GK Richard Sánchez; D Dante Campbell (Jalen Neal, 70), D Liam Doyle, D Marcus Ferkranus, D Felipe Cobian, M Taylor Davila (Carlos Harvey, 83), M Hamza Barry, M Remi Cabral (Adrian Gonzalez, 71), F Cameron Dunbar, F Michael Salazar, F Preston Judd (Duhaney Williams, 89)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric López, D Juan Calderon, F Axel Picazo
TOTAL SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 20; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 0; SAVES: 6
LOU: GK P. Siegfried; D O. Damm (O. Jimenez, 45), D I. Soler (W. Charpie, 67), D J. Wynder, D J. Leinhos; M C. Bone, M N. McCabe, M P. DelPiccolo (W. Harris, 45); F R. Serrano (B. Ownby, 65), F E. Mushagalusa, F J. Gonzalez
Substitutes Not Used: GK D. Faundez; M C. Moguel; F N. Matsoso
TOTAL SHOTS: 21; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 0
Referee: Ricardo Fierro
Assistant Referees: Jennifer Garner, Salvador Reyes
Fourth Official: Karen Callado
Weather: Clear, 74 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial