LOS ANGELES (Friday, Oct. 8, 2021)  – In Week 25 of the 2021 USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II earned their third consecutive road win in league play with a 1-0 victory over Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Friday night. Jorge Hernández notched the game-winning goal, his 11th goal of the season, while goalkeeper Justin vom Steeg notched six saves in the shutout. 

LA Galaxy II Run Of Form 

With the win over Las Vegas, LA Galaxy II (10-12-5, 35 points) remain in fourth place in the Pacific Division, two points behind third-place Orange County SC (10-9-7, 37 points) and one point ahead of fifth-place Oakland Roots SC (9-11-7, 34 points). The top four teams from each division in the regular season will advance into a regionalized single-elimination bracket for the playoffs. Notably, LA Galaxy II improved to 7-6-0 in 13 games played on the road during the 2021 campaign. Additionally, Los Dos earned their third consecutive road win dating back to a 1-0 win over Oakland on Sept. 18. 

Goal-Scoring Plays
LA – Jorge Hernández, 8th minute: After Owen Lambe’s shot from just inside the penalty area was blocked in front of goal, Hernández was first to the rebound and fired his shot from the edge of the six-yard box into the roof of the net. 

Notes

  • Following the match, LA Galaxy II (10-12-5, 32 points) remain in fourth place in the Pacific Division, two points behind third-place Orange County SC (10-9-7, 37 points) and one point ahead of fifth-place Oakland Roots SC (9-11-7, 34 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 improved to 7-6-0 in 13 games played on the road during the 2021 campaign. 
  • Los Dos earned their third consecutive road win dating back to a 1-0 win over Oakland on Sept. 18.
  • The road win marked LA’s third consecutive road shutout dating back to Sept. 18. 
  • Friday’s contest marked the fourth and final meeting between the two clubs this season, with Los Dos holding a 3-1-0 record against Las Vegas this season
  • In their last nine matches played dating back to Aug. 27, Los Dos hold a 5-3-1 record. 
  • Jorge Hernández registered the game-winning goal, his 11th goal of the 2021 campaign. 
  • Justin vom Steeg posted his team-leading seventh shutout of the year in the win over Las Vegas. 
  • Owen Lambe finished the match with a game-high four chances created. 
  • Taylor Davila finished the match with a game-high six tackles. 
  • Adam Saldaña started and played 90 minutes in his second appearance for Los Dos in 2021. 

Next Game

Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Sacramento Republic FC at Heart Health Park on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The Oct. 13 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+. 
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LA Galaxy II (10-12-5, 32pts) at Las Vegas Lights FC (5-20-3, 18pts)
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Oct. 8, 2021 – Cashman Field (Las Vegas)

Goals by Half              1         2         F
LA Galaxy II                 1         0         1
Las Vegas Lights FC    0         0         0          

Scoring Summary:
LA: Hernández, 8
Misconduct Summary:
LV: Trejo (caution), 55
LA: Zubak (caution), 89

Lineups
LA: GK Justin vom Steeg; D Owen Lambe, D Jalen Neal, D Jesus Vazquez ©, D Josh Drack; M Taylor Davila, M Ethan Zubak (Ascel Essengue, 89), M Adam Saldaña, M Cameron Dunbar (Rémi Cabral, 72); F Preston Judd (Daniel Aguirre, 45), F Jorge Hernández (Marcus Ferkranus, 90+4)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric Lopez; M Victor Valdez; F Juan Calderon

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Cameron Dunbar, Ethan Zubak, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Five players tied, 1); FOULS: 13 (Taylor Davila Ethan Zubak, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 6

LV: GK Alex Rando; D Chinenye Uche ©, D Dylan Presto, D Armando Avila (Eric Iloksi, 77), D Dekel Keinan; M Roberto Molina (Julian Vazquez, 60), M Tristan Weber, M Bryce Duke (Bruce El Mesmari, 60), M Cal Jennings; F Daniel Trejo, F Frank Daroma

Substitutes Not Used: GK Donovan Palomares; D Javen Romero, M Nathan Sepulveda, F Christopher Jaime 

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Daniel Trejo, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Cal Jennings, 2); FOULS: 5 (Five players tied, 1); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 4

Referee: Thomas Snyder
Assistant Referees: Darren Bandy, Jose Vega
Fourth Official: Killian Richardson
Weather: Clear, 72 degrees

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