Entering Week 25 of the 2021 USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II travel to play Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Friday, Oct. 8, at 7:00 p.m. PT live on ESPN+.
This year, Los Dos are 9-12-5 (32 points), with 45 goals scored and 49 conceded for a -4 goal differential. In their most recent match, LA Galaxy II had their three-match winning streak come to an end due to a 3-0 loss at home to San Diego Loyal SC on Oct. 2. Galaxy II sit in fourth place in the Pacific Division, level on points with fifth place Sacramento Republic FC. In its last eight matches played dating back to Aug. 27, LA holds a 4-3-1 record.
During the 2021 campaign, Preston Judd has ranks ninth in the league in goals scored (12). Additionally, Jorge Hernández ranks second on LA with 10 goals scored, including leading the league with 70 chances created. Vom Steeg leads the team with six shutouts and 50 saves in 18 games played in 2021. Josh Drack ranks tied for 13th in the USL Championship with six assists.
Friday’s contest marks the fourth and final meeting between the two clubs this season, with Los Dos holding a 2-1-0 record against Las Vegas this season, outscoring the Lights 11-6. Notably, Judd has tallied five goals in three appearances against Las Vegas in 2021, with the forward tallying a hat-trick in a 4-3 loss to Vegas on June 16.
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 23-24-10 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.
LA Galaxy II 3, Las Vegas Lights FC 2 – Aug. 27, 2021