LOS ANGELES (Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021) – Entering Week 21 of the USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II fought back to level the match late, but ultimately fell 4-3 at home to Phoenix Rising FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night. Rémi Cabral tallied a goal and an assist against Phoenix, while Jonathan Perez notched his first goal of the 2021 campaign for Los Dos.
LA – Rémi Cabral (Preston Judd), 12th minute: Jorge Hernandez released Preston Judd in behind the Phoenix back line. Judd’s first-timed pass to Cabral inside the center of the penalty area was swept in underneath Phoenix goalkeeper Andre Rawls.
PHX – Aodhan Quinn (penalty kick), 21st minute: After a Phoenix player was fouled inside the box, Aodhan Quinn fired his penalty attempt into the bottom corner of the goal.
LA – Jesus Vazquez (Rémi Cabral), 27th minute: Following a failed clearance from a corner kick, Jalen Neal laid the ball off to Cabral, whose cutback pass was redirected into the goal by Jesus Vazquez from close range.
PHX – Kevon Lambert (Aohdan Quinn), 31st minute: Quinn’s corner kick delivery was headed in at the near post by Kevon Lambert.
PHX – Santi Moar, 35th minute: LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Eric López parried away a shot from close range, but the rebound was slotted in by Santi Moar from close range.
LA – Jonathan Perez (Kai Koreniuk), 86th minute: Working down the right flank, Kai Koreniuk’s cross into the top 18-yard found Jonathan Perez, who calmly brought the ball down, took a touch and laced his effort into the top left corner of the goal.
PHX – Jesus Vazquez (own goal), 90+5 Tate Schmitt’s cross from the left wing was redirected into the back of net off the head of Jesus Vazquez in stoppage time.
- Following the match, LA Galaxy II fell to 6-11-5 in 22 USL Championship regular-season matches played in 2021.
- Kai Koreniuk notched his first assist of the 2021 campaign.
- Rémi Cabral tallied a goal and an assist against Phoenix.
- Cabral has notched a goal in three consecutive appearances dating back to a 3-2 win over Las Vegas Lights FC on Aug. 27.
- Eric López tallied a season-high nine saves in his fifth start for Los Dos this year.
- Jonathan Perez registered his first goal of the year for LA in the loss to Phoenix.
- Jesus Vazquez recorded his first goal of the season for Los Dos.
- Preston Judd notched his first assist for Galaxy II in 2021.
- Gerson Chávez logged 12 minutes off the bench in his second appearance of the season for LA Galaxy II.
Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Oakland Roots SC at Laney College Football Field on Saturday, Sept. 18. The Sept. 18 match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (6-11-5, 23pts) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (14-3-5, 47pts)*
Sept. 11, 2021 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 2 1 3
Phoenix Rising FC 3 1 4
LA: Cabral (Judd), 12
PHX: Quinn (penalty kick), 21
LA: Vazquez (Cabral), 27
PHX: Lambert (Quinn), 31
PHX: Moar, 35
LA: Perez (Koreniuk), 86
PHX: Vazquez (own goal), 90+5
PHX: Farrell (caution), 19
PHX: Schmitt (caution), 37
LA: Cabral (caution), 50
LA: Judd (caution), 60
PHX: Musa (caution), 72
LA: Perez (caution), 80
PHX: Farrell (ejection), 80
PHX: Moar (caution), 90+5
LA: GK Eric López; D Isaac Bawa (Ascel Essengue, 78), D Jalen Neal, D Jesus Vazquez ©, D Josh Drack; M Owen Lambe, M Taylor Davila (Gerson Chávez, 78), M Rémi Cabral (Kai Koreniuk, 78), M Jorge Hernandez (Jonathan Perez, 64), M Axel Picazo (Cameron Dunbar, 54); F Preston Judd
Substitutes Not Used: GK Justin vom Steeg; D Markus Ferkranus
TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Preston Judd, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Preston Judd, 2); FOULS: 19 (Joshua Drack, 4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 9
PHX: GK Andre Rawls; D James Musa, D Joseph Farrell ©, D Tate Schmitt, D Darnell King; M Arturo Rodriguez (David Loera, 74), M Kevon Lambert, M Aodhan Quinn, M Santi Moar (Prince Saydee, 90+5), M Joey Calistri (Ivan Gutierrez, 74); F Darren Mattocks (Manuel Madrid, 89)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Edward Delgado; D Ryan Flood; M Jon Bakero
TOTAL SHOTS: 30 (Santi Moar, Darren Mattocks, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 13 (Santi Moar, Arturo Rodriguez, 4); FOULS: 11 (Joseph Farrell, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 4
Referee: Ricardo Fierro
Assistant Referees: Bennett Savage, Christian Lara
Fourth Official: Fernando Fierro
Weather: Partly cloudy, 77 degrees