LA Galaxy II travel to face Phoenix Rising FC at Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex at Wild Horse Pass on Saturday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. PT live on ESPN+.
This year, Los Dos are 3-6-4 with 13 points, with 21 goals scored and 21 conceded for a -1 goal differential. In their most recent match, Los Dos played to a 1-1 draw against the Tacoma Defiance on July 11.
This year, Preston Judd has seven goals in the USL Championship, the most of any Galaxy II player and tied for fourth in the USL Championship. Additionally, Jorge Hernández ranks second on LA with five goals scored, including leading the club with 29 chances created.
Saturday’s contest marks the second meeting between the two clubs this season, with Phoenix defeating LA 3-0 on July 3. Rising FC and Los Dos will play two more times this year, next squaring off in Los Angeles on Sept. 11 and on Sept. 29.
Notably, the LA Galaxy signed midfielder Daniel Aguirre to a one-year contract with three club option years from Los Dos on July 7. Additionally, the Galaxy signed defender Josh Drack to a short-term loan from USL Championship affiliate LA Galaxy II under Extreme Hardship.
In 2020, Los Dos finished the regular season 8-6-2 with 26 points (4-3-1 at home and 4-3-1 on the road), earning them second place in Group B standings and clinching a berth in the USL Championship Playoffs for the second-straight season.
Head Coach Junior Gonzalez holds a 18-17-9 record throughout his head coaching tenure with LA Galaxy II and has led the team to two-consecutive playoff appearances. In the seven years of USL Championship competition, Los Dos have qualified for playoffs five times, in addition to a USL Western Conference Championship in 2015.
LA Galaxy II compete in the USL Championship Western Conference Pacific Division for the 2021 campaign alongside the following clubs: Las Vegas Lights FC, Oakland Roots SC, Orange County SC, Phoenix Rising FC, Sacramento Republic FC, San Diego Loyal SC and Tacoma Defiance.
Phoenix Rising FC 3, LA Galaxy II 0 – July 3, 2021