LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, June 16, 2021) – Playing their second consecutive match in five days, LA Galaxy II fell 4-3 at home to Las Vegas Lights FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday night. Notably, LA Galaxy II forward Preston Judd registered his first professional hat-trick.
LA – Preston Judd (Axel Picazo), 5th minute: Driving down the right flank, Axel Picazo’s cross just outside the six-yard box found Judd, whose looping header deflected off the left post into the back of the net.
LV – Alvaro Quezada (Mohamed Traore), 9th minute: Alvaro Quezada was released into space and his shot from the left side of the 18-yard box was curled into the lower right corner.
LV – Danny Musovski (Bryce Duke), 13th minute: Danny Musovski received a pass, took a touch inside the six-yard box and his sliding shot gave Las Vegas the lead.
LA – Preston Judd (Taylor Davila), 41st minute: After Taylor Davila intercepted a pass in the midfield, his weighted pass behind the Vegas defense was latched onto by Judd, who calmly finished his shot past Vegas goalkeeper Tomas Romero.
LV – Christian Torres (Bryce Duke), 61st minute: Vegas midfielder Christian Torres’ one-timed shot from the six-yard box was finished into the back of the goal.
LV – Christian Torres (Alvaro Quezada), 63rd minute: After receiving a pass inside the 18-yard box, Torres’ shot was finished past LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann.
LA – Preston Judd (Jonathan Perez), 67th minute: Jonathan Perez latched onto a pass inside the left edge of the penalty area, before slipping a pass to Judd, whose right-footed shot was placed under the Las Vegas goalkeeper for his first professional hat-trick.
- LA Galaxy II are 5-1-3 in nine all-time matches against Las Vegas Lights FC.
- Preston Judd registered his first professional hat-trick, tallying three goals on six shots in the match against Las Vegas.
- Judd leads Galaxy II with six goals in nine regular-season appearances in 2021.
- Jonathan Perez notched his first assist of the season against Vegas.
- Taylor Davila recorded his first assist of the 2021 regular-season campaign.
- Axel Picazo tallied his first assist of the season against Las Vegas.
- Rémi Cabral made his third appearance for the LA as a second-half substitute.
LA Galaxy II play host to Orange County SC on June 23 at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday, June 23. The June 23 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and features a webstream on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (3-4-2, 11pts) vs. Las Vegas Lights FC (2-4-1, 7pts)
June 16, 2021 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 2 1 3
Las Vegas Lights FC 2 2 4
LA: Judd (Picazo), 5
LV: Quezada (Traore), 9
LV: Musovski (Duke), 13
LA: Judd (Davila), 41
LV: Torres (Duke), 61
LV: Torres (Quezada), 63
LA: Judd (Perez), 67
LV: Traore (caution), 16
LV: Molina (caution), 46
LA: Perez (caution), 70
LV: Vazquez (caution), 90
LV: Romero (caution), 90+1
LA: GK Klinsmann, D Lamb (Nava, 87), D Ferkranus (Bawa, 75), D Vázquez, D Drack, M Davila (A. Gonzalez, 62), M Aguirre (Cabral, 87), M Picazo, M Hernández, M Perez, F Judd
Substitutes Not Used: GK Vom Steeg, F Barajas, M Valdez
TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Judd, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Judd, 4); FOULS: 13 (Davila, Judd, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2
LV: GK Romero, D Gaines, D Leone, D Fall, D Traore, M Crisostomo, M Daroma (Uche, 75), M Molina (Vazquez), M Duke, M Quezada, F Musovski (Torres, 45)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Rando, D Iloski, D Rosales, M Sepulveda
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Musovski, Torres, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Torres, 3); FOULS: 10 (Molina, 3); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4
Referee: William Hoffman
Assistant Referees: Christian Lara, Jose Vega
Fourth Official: Karen Callado
Weather: Partly cloudy, 70 degrees