LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021)  – Down 2-0 midway through the first half, LA Galaxy II fought back to earn a 3-3 draw at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday night. Preston Judd tallied a brace, while Jorge Hernández tallied his ninth goal of the 2021 campaign. 

LA Galaxy II Against Sacramento Republic FC
Wednesday’s match marked the second meeting between LA and Sacramento in 2021, with LA trailing the series 0-1-1. In the first meeting between the two clubs in 2021, Los Dos fell 1-0 at home to Sacramento on April 30. LA and Republic FC play twice more in Sacramento this season, next playing on Sept. 26, before meeting once again on Oct. 13.  

Goal-Scoring Plays
SAC – Cameron Iwasa (penalty kick), 16th minute: The visitors took the lead in the 16th minute after Cameron Iwasa’s penalty kick was fired into the right side of the net. *
SAC – Duke Lacroix (Jaime Villarreal), 29th minute: Sacramento doubled its lead in the 29th minute after Duke Lacroix picked the ball up in midfield. Lacroix cut past a defender to his right and then lined up a low shot that picked out the bottom-left corner from 20 yards away. 
LA – Preston Judd (Jonathan Perez), 32nd minute:
* Judd pulled a goal back three minutes later as he was left unmarked at the back post for a cross from the right Jonathan Perez that he nodded back across goal for his 10th goal of the season.

LA – Preston Judd (Axel Picazo), 79th minute: Judd notched his second of the night after Axel Picazo created space for a cross on the right that found the forward at the top of the six-yard area, where he took one touch to control and then stabbed home.

LA – Jorge Hernández (penalty kick), 84th minute: After Judd was fouled inside the 18-yard box area, Hernández stepped up to the penalty spot and chipped his shot into the back of the net. 

SAC – Cameron Iwasa (penalty kick), 89th minute: Sacramento tied the match late after Iwasa stepped up to the penalty spot and placed his shot into the lower left corner of the goal. 

Notes

  • Following the match, LA Galaxy II improved to 6-9-5 in 20 USL Championship regular-season matches played in 2021. 
  • Wednesday’s contest marked the second meeting between LA and Sacramento in 2021, with Los Dos trailing the season series 0-1-1. 
  • Preston Judd tallied a brace for his team-leading 11th goal of the of the campaign, which ranks tied for fourth in the league in 2021. 
  • Jorge Hernández tallied his ninth goal of the season, which ranks second on the club and tied for ninth overall in the league. 
  • Taylor Davila finished the match with a game-high seven tackles. 
  • In his eighth appearance (6 starts) for Galaxy II, Jonathan Perez notched his second assist of the campaign. 
  • Jalen Neal made his third consecutive appearance and finished the match tied for a game-high seven clearances in 90 minutes of action. 
  • As a team, Galaxy II picked up a season-high seven yellow cards in the draw against Sacramento. 

Next Game

Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face San Diego Loyal SC on Sunday, Sept. 5. The Sept. 5 match kicks off at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+. 
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LA Galaxy II (6-9-5, 23pts) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (5-7-8, 23pts)
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Sept. 1, 2021 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)

Goals by Half                           1         2         F
LA Galaxy                               1         2         3
Sacramento Republic FC          2         1         3

Scoring Summary: 
SAC: Iwasa (penalty kick), 16
SAC: Lacroix (Villarreal), 29
LA: Judd (Perez), 32
LA: Judd (Picazo), 79
LA: Hernández (penalty kick), 85
SAC: Iwasa (penalty kick), 89
Misconduct Summary:
LA: Bawa (caution), 28
SAC: Wheeler-Omiunu (caution), 35
LA: Davila (caution), 38
LA: Aguirre (caution), 57
LA: Neal (caution), 58
LA: Vázquez (caution), 67
LA: Judd (caution), 67
LA: Koreniuk (caution), 74
SAC: Diaz (caution), 84
SAC: Cuello (caution), 90

Lineups
LA: GK Jonathan Klinsmann; D Isaac Bawa (Ascel Essengue, 72), D Jalen Neal, D Jesus Vazquez ©, D Josh Drack; M Daniel Aguirre, M Taylor Davila, M Cameron Dunbar (Axel Picazo, 62), M Jorge Hernández, M Jonathan Perez (Kai Koreniuk, 72); F Preston Judd
Substitutes Not Used: GK Justin vom Steeg; D Markus Ferkranus; M Gerson Chávez, F Rémi Cabral

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Preston Judd, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Jorge Hernández, Preston Judd, 2); FOULS: 19 (Jalen Neal, 5); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 4

SAC: GK Rafael Diaz; D Nabilai Kibunguchy, D Dan Casey, D Jordan McCrary, D Shannon Gomez; M Jaime Villarreal (Maalique Foster, 83)M Emil Cuello, M Duke Lacroix ©, M Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, M Mario Penagos (Kharlton Belmar, 65); F Cameron Iwasa 

Substitutes Not Used: GK Jesus Sanchez; D Amjot Naran, M Rafael Jauregui, M Julian Chavez; F Jerome Kiessewetter 

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Cameron Iwasa, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Three players tied, 2); FOULS: 10 (Three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3

Referee: William Hoffman
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Jeff, Fernando Fierro 
Fourth Official: Joseph Salinas
Weather: Partly cloudy, 74 degrees

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