LOS ANGELES (Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021) – In Week 24 of the 2021 USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy fell 3-0 to San Diego Loyal SC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night.

LA Galaxy II Run Of Form

The loss to San Diego snapped Los Dos’ three-match match winning streak. Despite the result, LA Galaxy II (9-12-5, 32 points) remain ifourth place in the Pacific Division, five points behind third-place Orange County SC (10-9-7, 37 points) and level on points with fifth-place Sacramento Republic (8-10-8, 32 points). The top four teams from each division in the regular season will advance into a regionalized single-elimination bracket for the playoffs. In its last eight matches played dating back to Aug. 27, LA holds a 4-3-1 record.

Goal-Scoring Plays
SD – Josh Yaro (Augustine Williams), 25th minute: Augustine Williams pounced on a loose ball inside the box and delivered a pass across the face of goal to Josh Yaro, who converted from close range.

SD – Elijah Martin, 41st minute: After a scramble in the box, Elijah Martin was first to the ball and fired a left-footed shot that squeezed just inside the bottom left corner of the goal.

SD – Charlie Adams (penalty kick), 82nd minute: Following a penalty inside the box, Charlie Adams rolled his penalty attempt into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Notes

  • Following the match, LA Galaxy II (9-12-5, 32 points) sit in fourth place in the USL Championship’s Pacific Division, level on points with Sacramento Republic FC (8-8-10, 32 points).
  • The top four teams from each division in the regular season will advance into a regionalized single-elimination bracket for the playoffs.
  • LA Galaxy II’s three-match winning streak was snapped following the loss to San Diego..
  • In their last eight matches played dating back to Aug. 27, Los Dos hold a 4-3-1 record.
  • Jorge Hernández finished the match with a game-high four chances created.
  • Taylor Davila finished the match with a team-high five tackles.

Next Game

Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Las Vegas Lights FC on Friday, Oct. 8. The Oct. 8 match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+.
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LA Galaxy II (9-12-5, 32pts) vs. San Diego Loyal SC (13-10-4, 43pts)
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Oct. 2, 2021 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)

Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 0 0 0
San Diego Loyal SC 2 1 3

Scoring Summary:
SD: Yaro (Williams), 25
SD: Martin, 41
SD: Adams (penalty kick), 82
Misconduct Summary:
SD: Martin (caution), 33
LA: Harvey (caution), 38
LA: Acosta (caution), 38
SD: Stoneman (caution), 38
LA: Dunbar (caution), 57
LA: Calderon (caution), 79

Lineups
LA: GK Justin vom Steeg; D Owen Lambe (Josh Drack, 78), D Jalen Neal, D Markus Ferkranus, D Danilo Acosta; M Jonathan Perez, M Carlos Harvey (Cameron Dunbar, 45), M Taylor Davila (Juan Calderon, 78), M Daniel Aguirre (Adrian Gonzalez, 66); F Rémi Cabral (Preston Judd, 45), F Jorge Hernandez

Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric Lopez; D Josh Drack; M Ascel Essengue

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Jonathan Perez, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Cameron Dunbar, 2); FOULS: 13 (Carlos Harvey, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2

SD: GK Austin Guerrero; D Callum Montgomery (Blake Bodily, 63), D Elijah Martin, D Grant Stoneman, D Josh Yaro; M Charlie Adams ©, M Miguel Ibarra, M Alejandro Guido (Corey Hertzog, 62), M Collin Martin (Gianfranco Facchineri, 88); F Tumi Moshobane (Morgan Hackworth, 88), F Augustine Williams (Ben Spencer, 74)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Dylan Castanheira; M Chase Boone

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Charlie Adams, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Charlie Adams, 2); FOULS: 11 (Alejandro Guido, Collin Martin, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4

Referee: Kevin Broadley
Assistant Referees: Matthew Schwartz, Christian Lara
Fourth Official: William Hoffman
Weather: Partly cloudy, 72 degrees