Following a 2-1 loss on the road to San Diego Loyal SC in their 2022 USL Championship regular-season opener on March 12, LA Galaxy II (0-1-0, 0 points) play host to San Antonio FC (1-0-0, 3 points) at Dignity Health Sports at 4:00 p.m. PT. The match against San Antonio will feature a live stream on ESPN+.
In the loss to San Diego last week, Preston Judd tallied his first goal of the season, while Daniel Aguirre logged an assist. Remi Cabral was issued a red card in the in the 82nd minute of the match, reducing Los Dos to 10 men.
During the 2021 USL Championship regular season, LA Galaxy II (11-15-6, 39 points) finished in sixth place in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, missing out on qualifying for the playoffs by three points. As a team, Los Dos finished tied for sixth in the league in goals scored (55). Judd finished the season as the club’s leader in goals scored (17) in 32 games played, finishing sixth in the league in that category. Josh Drack led the team and ranked tied for fifth in the league in assists (9).
LA Galaxy II Head Coach Yoann Damet begins his first season managing the club, after being announced on Jan. 28, 2022. Damet most recently served as an assistant coach for the U-20 United States National Team that participated in the Revelations Cup in November of 2021.
Eighteen players have contracts with LA Galaxy II. Five of those players are products of the LA Galaxy Academy: Alex Alcala, Taylor Davila, Adrian Gonzalez, Eric López and Victor Valdez.
Eight new additions have been signed to LA Galaxy II ahead of the 2022 campaign: goalkeeper Eric López, defenders Dante Campbell, Liam Doyle and Chandler Vaughn, midfielders Hamza Barry, Callum Johnson and Duhaney Williams and forward Michael Salazar. Johnson and Vaughn were originally drafted by the LA Galaxy in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. Doyle (San Antonio FC) and Salazar (Memphis 901 FC) join from the USL Championship, while Campbell joins Galaxy II from Toronto FC II. Williams was signed as a free agent on March 11 and played for Loyola Marymount University.
In seven matches played all-time between LA and San Antonio, Los Dos hold a record of 1-3-4. The last time Galaxy II defeated San Antonio FC was a 3-2 road win on July 23, 2016. In 235 games played in the USL Championship dating back to their inaugural campaign in 2014, LA Galaxy II hold a record of 90-93-52. The 2022 USL Championship campaign marks LA Galaxy II’s ninth and final season in the USL Championship before moving to MLS NEXT Pro in 2023.