LOS ANGELES (Saturday, June 4, 2022) – LA Galaxy II earned their first road win of the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season with a 1-0 shutout victory over Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at H-E-B Park on Saturday night. Preston Judd tallied the game-winning goal, while Eric López tallied five saves and a shutout in the win over Rio Grande Valley.
LA – Preston Judd (Duhaney Williams), 48th minute: Duhaney Williams spun his defender around and slipped a pass behind the Rio Grande Valley defense to Preston Judd, whose first-timed shot from the center of the box found the bottom corner of the net.
- Following the win over Rio Grande Valley FC, LA Galaxy II (5-6-3, 18 points) sit in ninth place in the Western Conference standings.
- The win over the Toros marked LA’s first away victory in eight games played on the road (1-5-2) this season.
- Los Dos snapped a three-game winless streak with the win over RGVFC.
- Galaxy II improved to 2-0-0 in two games played against Rio Grande Valley FC this season.
- LA scored a goal on the road for the first time in three away games played dating back to May 7.
- Preston Judd notched his team-leading fourth goal of the season.
- Judd notched his 21st goal in 45 career regular-season appearances (38 starts) for GII.
- Duhaney Williams logged his second assist this year.
- Preston Judd scored his 20th career goal in his 44th appearance for LA Galaxy II. Judd ranks fourth all-time in goals scored in Galaxy II history.
- Six LA Galaxy Academy products (Felipe Cobian, Taylor Davila, Eric López, Jalen Neal, Cameron Dunbar, Adrian Gonzalez) started in the match against the Toros, while Marcus Ferkraunus appeared off the bench.
- LA improved to 4-2-2 when Eric López starts in goal.
- López notched his third shutout of the 2022 campaign, and registered five saves in a match for the third time this season. \
- It marks the fifth time this season for GII that the opposing team has been issued a red card.
Next up, LA Galaxy II play host to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Dignity Health Sprots Park on Saturday, June 11. The June 11 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (5-6-3, 18pts) at Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (6-8-0, 18pts)
June 4, 2022 – H-E-B Park (El Paso, Texas)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 0 1 1
Rio Grande Valley FC 0 0 0
LA: Judd (Williams), 48
RGV: Deric (caution_, 5
LA: Judd (caution), 21
RGV: Ricketts (caution), 28
LA: Dunbar (caution), 31
LA: Cabral (caution), 44
RGV: Vazquez (caution), 46
LA: López (caution), 63
LA: Campbell (caution), 90+5
RGV: Torres (ejection), 90+6
LA: GK Eric López; D Adrian Gonzalez (Axel Picazo, 78), D Jalen Neal, D Liam Doyle ©, D Felipe Cobian; M Cameron Dunbar, M Hamza Barry, M Taylor Davila, M Remi Cabral (Dante Campbell, 77); F Duhaney Williams (Ascel Essengue, 83), F Preston Judd (Marcus Ferkranus, 82)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Alan Solorio; D Owen Lambe, F Juan Calderon
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 19; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 5
RGV: GK Tyler Deric; D Jonathan Ricketts, D Wahab Ackwei, D Jesus Vazquez, D Stefan Mueller (Dulio Ibarra;, 84), M Isidro Martinez, M Juan Cabezas (Juan Pablo Torres, 45), M Robert Coronado, F Emilio Ycaza, F Adolfo Hernandez (Frank Lopez, 67), F Ricky Ruiz (Dylan Borczak, 68)
Substitutes Not Used D Javier Garcia, M Jose Torres, M Luka Malsevic
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDES: 7; CORNER KICKS: 13; SAVES: 1
Referee: Calin Radosav
Assistant Referees: Ricardo Ocampo, Samuel Zamora
Fourth Official: Edgar Garcia
Weather: Clear, 87 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial