LOS ANGELES (Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021) – In their 2021 USL Championship regular-season finale, LA Galaxy II fell 1-0 at home to Orange County SC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night. The loss to Orange County marks the first time Los Dos have failed to qualify for the playoffs since the 2018 campaign. 

LA Galaxy II 2021 Season In Review

With the loss to Orange County, 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). Preston 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. Jorge Hernández ranked second on the team in goals scored (12) and in assists (6) while leading the league in chances created (91). Josh Drack led the team and ranked tied for fifth in the league in assists (9). Goalkeeper Justin vom Steeg registered 74 saves and eight shutouts in 24 games played. Notably, Judd and Hernández were the only players on the Galaxy II roster to appear in every match this year. 

Goal-Scoring Plays
OC – Thomas Enevoldsen, 90+4th minute: Pouncing on a failed clearance in the box, Thomas Enevoldsen was first to the loose ball and fired his off-balance shot into the back of the net. 

Notes

  • With the loss to Orange County, 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.
  • Saturday’s contest marked the fourth and final meeting between LA and Orange County in 2021, with Galaxy II holding a 2-1-1 record against OCSC. 
  • In 16 games played at home, Los Dos held a 4-7-5 record. 
  • In 16 games played on the road for LA Galaxy II, the club posted a 7-8-1 record. 
  • As a team, Los Dos finished tied for sixth in the league in goals scored (55).
  • Preston 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.
  • Jorge Hernández ranked second on the team in goals scored (12) and in assists (6) while leading the league in chances created (91). 
  • Josh Drack led the team and ranked tied for fifth in the league in assists (9).
  • Goalkeeper Justin vom Steeg registered 74 saves and eight shutouts in 24 games played. 
  • Notably, Judd and Hernández were the only players on the Galaxy II roster to appear in every match this year.
  • Jonathan Perez finished the match against Orange County with four chances created. 

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LA Galaxy II (11-15-6, 39pts) vs. Orange County SC (15-10-7, 52pts)
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Oct. 30, 2021 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)

Goals by Half               1         2         F
LA Galaxy II                 0         0         0
Orange County SC       0         1         1

Scoring Summary: 
OC: Enevoldsen, 90+4 
Misconduct Summary:
OC: Kiernan (caution), 30
LA: Judd (caution), 74
OC: Casiple (caution), 77
OC: Damus (caution), 90

Lineups
LA: GK GK Justin vom Steeg; D Carlos Harvey, D Jalen Neal, D Markus Ferkranus (Juan Calderón, 87), D Jesus Vazquez ©; M Jonathan Perez, M Daniel Aguirre (Adrian Gonzalez, 72), M Taylor Davila, M Cameron Dunbar (Rémi Cabral, 72); F Preston Judd, F Jorge Hernandez
Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric Lopez; D Victor Valdez; M Gerson Chavez, M Ascel Essengue; F Juan Calderon

TOTAL SHOTS: 20 (Preston Judd, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Cameron Dunbar, 2), FOULS: 8 (Preston Judd, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 1

OC: GK Patrick Rakovsky; D Kobi Henry (Brent Richards, 60), D Rob Kiernan, D Kevin Alston, D Michael Orozco ©; M Eric Calvillo, M Brian Iloski, M Dillon Powers, M Mikko Kuningas (Seth Casiple, 45, Thomas McCabe, 85); F Sean Okoli (Thomas Enevoldsen, 67), F Ronaldo Damus

Substitutes Not Used: GK Abraham Romero; D Nathan Smith, D Darwin Jones

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Ronaldo Damus, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Ronaldo Damus, Thomas Enevoldsen, 1), FOULS: 14 (Dillon Powers, 3); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 5

Referee: Ricardo Fierro

Assistant Referees: Ricardo Ocampo, Jacob Herold

Fourth Official: Karen Callado
Weather: Cloudy, 61 degrees