LOS ANGELES (Sunday, July 25, 2021) – In Week 14 of the 2021 USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II earned a 3-0 shutout win over the Oakland Roots at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday night. Josh Drack and Jorge Hernández each tallied a goal and an assist in the win over Oakland, while Carlos Harvey tallied his first goal for Los Dosduring the 2021 campaign.

Goal-Scoring Plays

LA – Josh Drack (Jorge Hernández), 33rd minute: Working down the right flank, Axel Picazo delivered a hard, low cross into the penalty area picked out Jorge Hernández. Hernández’s first-time pass across the box found Drack, whose left-footed shot beat the outstretched hand of Oakland goalkeeper Paul Blanchette.

LA – Carlos Harvey (Owen Lambe), 78th minute: Harvey rose highest to meet Owen Lambe’s in-swinging corner kick delivery and his towering header was redirected into the top corner of the goal.

LA – Jorge Hernández (Josh Drack), 85th minute: Attacking down the left wing, Preston Judd slipped Drack down the left side of the penalty area. Drack centered his pass across the face of goal to Hernández, who tapped in from close range.

Notes

  • Following the win, LA Galaxy II improved to 4-7-4 in 15 USL Championship regular-season matches played in 2021.
  • Galaxy II improved to 2-3-4 in nine home matches played during the 2021 campaign.
  • Josh Drack and Jorge Hernández notched a goal and an assist in the win over Oakland.
  • Hernández has tallied six goals and four assists during the 2021 campaign.
  • Drack and Hernández are tied for the team-lead in assists (4).
  • Goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg earned his third shutout of the season in the win against the Roots.
  • Carlos Harvey tallied his first goal for LA Galaxy II. Harvey has tallied one goal in five games played (4 starts) in 2021.
  • Owen Lambe tallied his second assist of the season.
  • Juan Calderon made his second appearance of the season as a second-half substitute.

Next Game

LA Galaxy II play host to San Diego Loyal SC on Sunday, Aug. 1 at Dignity Health Sports Park. The Aug. 1 match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+.

LA Galaxy II (4-7-4, 16pts) vs. Oakland Roots (1-5-3, 6pts)
July 25, 2021 – Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)

Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 1 2 3
Oakland Roots 0 0 0

Scoring Summary:
LA: Drack (Hernández), 33
LA: Harvey (Lambe), 78
LA: Hernández (Drack), 85Misconduct Summary:
LA: Hernández (caution), 22
LA: Harvey (caution), 35
LA: Essengue (caution), 46
OAK: Ward (caution), 62
OAK: Harish (caution), 68
OAK: Blackwood (caution), 90+1

Lineups
LA: GK Justin Vom Steeg; D Owen Lambe, D Carlos Harvey (Markus Ferkranus, 87), D Jesus Vazquez, D Isaac Bawa; M Axel Essengue (Adrian Gonzalez, 54), M Taylor Davila, M Axel Picazo (Remi Cabral, 73), M Jorge Hernández (Juan Calderon, 87), M Josh Drack; F Preston Judd

Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric Lopez; M Victor Valdez, M Felix Barajas

TOTAL SHOTS: 21 (Preston Judd, 9); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Preston Judd, 3); FOULS: 13 (Axel Essengue, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3

OAK: GK Paul Blanchette; D Akeem Ward © (Memo Diaz, 76), D Soya Takahashi, D Salih Muhammad, D Max Ornstil, M Ariel Mbumba (Joe Restani, 73), M Jose Hernandez, M Yohannes Harish, M Danny Flores, M Tarn Weir; F Brandon Allen (Tyler Blackwood, 63)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Zeus De La Paz

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Luis Flores, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 16 (Soya Takahashi, Jose Hernandez, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4

Referee: Matt Thompson
Assistant Referees: Stephen McGonagle, Christian Lara
Fourth Official: Joseph Salinas
Weather: Partly cloudy, 71 degrees

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