LA Galaxy II vs. Sacramento Republic FC
Bonney Field (Sacramento, Calif.)
June 4, 2016
2016 USL Regular Season
8:00 p.m. PT
LA Galaxy II (5-2-5, 20 points) hit the road for a rematch against Northern California rival Sacramento Republic FC (4-3-2) at 8:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, June 4 at Bonney Field in Sacramento, Calif. The game will be streamed live on //www.lagalaxy.com/2.
On May 7, 2016, the two sides met for the first time during the 2016 campaign. In the match, Sacramento handed LA their first loss and shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory at StubHub Center. The loss was the first of what became a three-game winless streak, which ended last week when Los Dos thrashed Arizona United SC 4-1.
Los Dos lead the USL with 25 goals in 12 games while Republic FC has allowed just four goals in nine games. But on the offensive side of the ball, Sacramento are one of only three teams in the Western Conference to be averaging less than one goal per game (0.78).
Republic FC enters the match Saturday riding a three-game unbeaten streak, but has only managed a 2-2-1 record at home in 2016. Cameron Iwasa and Thomas Thompson lead the team with two goals apiece; Thomas Stewart leads with two assists.
LA Galaxy II 4 | Arizona United SC 1: LA Galaxy II earned a 4-1 win over Arizona United SC on May 28 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium behind two goals each from Jack McBean and Ryo Fujii. McBean’s two tallies increased his 2016 total to 11, the most of any player in the league, while Fujii tallied his second and third goals of the year. It was a dominant showing by Los Dos, who successfully ended their three-game winless streak.
Sacramento Republic FC 1 | Swope Park Rangers 1: In the 73rd minute the Rangers broke the deadlock. Forward Mark Anthony Gonzalez fought off a couple of Republic FC defenders near the top of the box before sending the ball back and to the middle to Oliveira. The midfielder took a few touches to balance himself before unleashing a 30-yard blast that found the right side of the net to put the Rangers ahead 1-0.
Republic FC wasted no time in responding however, quickly pressing the Rangers defense looking for an equalizer. In the 76th Republic FC would find that equalizer. Danny Barrera played a deflected shot back in to the middle and Williams. The forward took the pass and sent it to substitute forward Thomas Stewart who was making a run toward goal. Stewart then played the ball back to Cameron Iwasa who was wide open on the left side of the box. Iwasa took the pass and slotted the ball under Lubin pulling the score even at 1-1.
LA Galaxy II: 14-11-3
Sacramento Republic FC: 13-8-7
LA Galaxy II: 5-2-5, 20 points
Sacramento Republic FC: 4-3-2, 14 points
LA Galaxy II 2, Sacramento Republic FC 3 (StubHub Center) – March 28, 2015 Sacramento Republic FC 3, LA Galaxy II 1 (Bonney Field) – April 11, 2015 LA Galaxy II 0, Sacramento Republic FC 1 (StubHub Center) – May 17, 2015
Sacramento Republic FC 4, LA Galaxy II 0 (Bonney Field) – July 11, 2015 Sacramento Republic FC 0, LA Galaxy II 1 (Bonney Field) – September 26, 2015
LA Galaxy II 0, Sacramento Republic FC 2 (StubHub Center) – May 7, 2016
LA Galaxy II at Sacramento Republic FC – Saturday, June 4
Sacramento Republic FC at LA Galaxy II – Saturday, September 10
LA Galaxy II at Sacramento Republic FC – Saturday, September 17
- Sacramento Republic FC are 2-2-1 at home this season. LA Galaxy are 1-1-2 on the road.
- LA Galaxy II forward Jack McBean continues to lead the USL in scoring. He’s scored 11 goals in 11 games.
- Los Dos lead the USL in goals scored (25). They are one of only two teams to be averaging more than two goals per game (2.08).
- LA Galaxy lead the league with five draws.
- In regular season matchups, LA is just 1-6-2 against Sacramento. Their last win against Republic FC came on September 26, 2015 in the first round of the USL playoffs. Los Dos defeated Republic FC 1-0 and went on to win the Western Conference Championship.
Next, LA Galaxy II return home for a rematch against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. They first met on May 4 of this season when LA defeated Colorado Springs 3-2 behind a hat trick from Jack McBean, also at StubHub Center. The two sides will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium. For a full LA Galaxy II schedule visit www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.