Match Report: LA Galaxy Fall 2-0 on the Road to Austin FC at Q2 Stadium on Saturday Afternoon

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AUSTIN, Texas (Saturday, April 27, 2024) – Playing in their sixth road match of the 2024 campaign, the LA Galaxy were shut out for the first time this season in a 2-0 loss on the road to Austin FC at Q2 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Goal-Scoring Plays
ATX – Diego Rubio (Jader Obrian), 7th minute: Diego Rubio’s low shot from inside the box was converted at the far post.

ATX – Jader Obrian (Alex Ring), 19th minute: After winning the ball, Alex Ring delivered a long pass down the right flank that Jader Obrian latched onto and his ensuing shot from the edge of the penalty area was fired in.

Postgame Notes

  • Through 10 matches played during the 2024 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy hold a 5-2-3 record (21 GF,17 GA; 18 points), lead the Western Conference and sit in second place in the Supporters’ Shield standings behind only Inter Miami CF (5-2-3; 22 GF, 15 GA; 18 points).
  • Saturday’s match marked the seventh MLS regular-season meeting between the Galaxy and Austin, with LA leading the all-time series 4-2-1.
  • In six road matches played during the 2024 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy hold a record of 3-2-1 (12 GF, 10 GA).
  • It marked the first time in 10 games this season that the Galaxy were held scoreless.
  • Riqui Puig finished the match with a game-high five chances created, won eight of 15 duels and completed 85 of 92 passes (92.4%) and four dribbles against Austin.
  • Puig will miss next week’s match against Seattle Sounders FC due to yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth yellow card of the 2024 campaign.
  • Jalen Neal made his first appearance in league play for the Galaxy dating back to June 11, 2023, a span of 321 days without playing a regular-season match. In 45 minutes of action as a second-half substitute, Neal completed 29 of 31 passes (93.5%), won three of two duels and won one tackle.
  • In his second appearance of the season, Jonathan Pérez completed 11 of 11 passes (100%), won three of five duels and two of two tackles in 11 minutes played against Austin.

Next Game
Next up, the LA Galaxy travel to face Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field on Sunday, May 5 (3:45 p.m. PT, free on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, FS1, FOX Deportes).**

2024 MLS Regular Season
LA Galaxy (5-2-3, 18pts) vs. Austin FC (4-3-3, 15pts)**
Saturday, April 27, 2024 – Q2 Stadium (Austin, Texas)

Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy 0 0 0
Austin FC 2 0 2

Scoring Summary:
ATX: Rubio (Obrian), 7
ATX: Obrian (Ring), 19

Misconduct Summary:
LA: Cáceres (caution), 9
LA: Puig (caution), 22
ATX: Obrian (caution), 27
ATX: Pereira (caution), 43
ATX: Valencia (caution), 89

LA: GK John McCarthy; D Miki Yamane (Mauricio Cuevas, 79), D Maya Yoshida ©, D Martín Cáceres (Jalen Neal, 46), D Julián Aude (Jonathan Pérez, 79); M Mark Delgado, M Gastón Brugman (Edwin Cerrillo, 65), M Riqui Puig, F Gabriel Pec, F Joseph Paintsil, F Miguel Berry (Diego Fagundez, 46)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Novak Mićović; D John Nelson; M Daniel Aguirre, M Gino Vivi

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Riqui Puig, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Joseph Paintsil, Riqui Puig, 2); FOULS: 13 (Maya Yoshida, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 3

ATX: GK Brad Stuver, D Guilherme Biro, D Brendan Hines-Ike, D Julio Cascante, D Jon Gallagher; M Daniel Pereira (Jhojan Valencia, 82), M Alexander Ring, M Emiliano Rigoni (Ethan Finlay, 82), M Sebastian Driussi ©, M Jader Obrian (Owen Wolff, 58); F Diego Rubio (Gyasi Zardes, 71)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Stefan Cleveland, D Matt Hedges, D Hector Jimenez, M Zan Kolmanic, F CJ Fodrey

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Sebastian Driussi, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Diego Rubio, 2); FOULS: 13 (Four players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 6

Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Meghan Mullen
Fourth Official: Elijio Arreguin
VAR: Joe Dickerson
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 80 degrees
Attendance: 20,738

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial