EL PASO, Texas (Saturday, May 7, 2022) – LA Galaxy II’s three-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 4-0 loss on the road to El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday night.
ELP – Eric Calvillo (Josue Gomez), 16th minute: Locomotive FC took the lead after a cross from the right by Christiano Francois found Josue Gomez at the back post. Gomez turned it back centrally where Eric Calvillo tucked home from close range.
ELP – Own Goal (Liam Doyle), 32nd minute: El Paso doubled its lead when LA defender Liam Doyle played a backpass that snuck just inside the near post.
ELP – Diego Luna (Josue Gomez), 39th minute: El Paso won possession in the attacking half and after moving into the penalty area the attacker paused and found the advancing run of Luna, who shot low into the right corner.
ELP – Luis Solignac (Diego Luna), 63rd minute: Locomotive FC found the net in the 63rd minute when a deflected shot by Dylan Mares spun in the path of Diego Luna, who controlled and sent the ball into the six-yard area where Solignac tucked home.
Following the loss to El Paso, LA Galaxy II (3-4-1, 11 points) sit in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, one point behind seventh place Sacramento Republic FC (3-2-3, 12 points)
In four matches played on the road this season, LA holds a 0-2-2 record.
The match against El Paso was the first time Galaxy II were shutout during the 2022 campaign.
Eric López sustained his first loss of the season in goal for LA (3-1-1). registered a season-high five saves and his second shutout in the win over Phoenix.
Five LA Galaxy Academy products (Felipe Cobian, Taylor Davila, Cameron Dunbar, Eric López and Jalen Neal) started in the win over Phoenix, while one additional academy product (Adrian Gonzalez) came off the bench.
Dunbar tallied a team-high four shots and two shots on target.
Neal finished the match with a game-high six interceptions and six clearances.
Owen Lambe registered a team-high seven recoveries.
Davila tallied a team-high two chances created against El Paso.
Carlos Harvey made his first appearance for LA since March 23.
Axel Picazo logged his first appearance for Galaxy II since March 23.
Next up, LA Galaxy II play host to Louisville City FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Friday, May 13. The May 13 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (3-4-2, 11pts) at El Paso Locomotive FC (4-5-1, 13pts)
May 7, 2022 – Southwest University Park (El Paso, Texas)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 0 0 0
El Paso Locomotive FC 3 1 4
ELP: Calvillo (Gomez), 16
ELP: Own Goal (Doyle), 32
ELP: Luna (Gomez), 39
ELP: Solignac (Luna), 63
LA: Williams (caution), 10
ELP: Ryan (caution), 19
LA: Judd (caution), 48
ELP: Bahner (caution), 60
LA: Doyle (caution), 77
ELP: Calvillo (caution), 90+1
LA: GK Eric López; D Owen Lambe , D Jalen Neal, D Liam Doyle, D Felipe Cobian; M Taylor Davila (Dante Campbell, 62), M Hamza Barry (Carlos Harvey, 83), M Remi Cabral (Adrian Gonzalez, 76); F Cameron Dunbar, F Michael Salazar © (Axel Picazo, 76), F Duhaney Williams (Preston Judd, 45)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Richard Sánchez; D Marcus Ferkranus
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
ELP: GK E. Newton; D H. Brockbank, D M. Bahner, D Yuma, D E. Borelli (A. Fox, 79); M E. Calvillo, M R. Ryan (D. Mares, 62), M C. Francois (R. Zacarias, 62), M D. Luna, M. J. Gomez (N. Hinds, 80); F L. Solignac (S. John-Brown, 73)
Substitutes Not Used: GK L. Herrera; D P. Beigl
TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
Referee: Matt Thompson
Assistant Referees: Ricardo Ocampo
Fourth Official: Mark Novosel
Weather: Clear, 84 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial