LOS ANGELES (Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021)  – Entering Week 22 of the USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II earned a 1-0 shutout road win over Oakland Roots SC at Laney College Football Stadium on Saturday night. Taylor Davila tallied the game-winning goal, his first of the season, while goalkeeper Justin vom Steeg notched four saves and his third shutout of the 2021 USL Championship regular-season campaign. 

Goal-Scoring Plays
LA – Taylor Davila (penalty kick), 75th minute: After Jonathan Perez earned a penalty kick after being fouled inside the box, Davila stepped up to the spot and fired home a low shot to the right corner of the net to put LA ahead. 

Notes

  • Following the match, LA Galaxy II improved to 7-11-5 in 23 USL Championship regular-season matches played in 2021. 
  • LA Galaxy II improved to 5-6-0 in 11 road matches played during the 2021 campaign. 
  • In their last five matches played dating back to Aug. 27, Los Dos hold a 2-2-1 record. 
  • Taylor Davila notched the game-winning goal, his first goal of the season, in the win over Oakland. 
  • Justin vom Steeg notched four saves and his third shutout of the season in the win over the Roots. 
  • Jonathan Perez finished the match with a team-high three chances created and three shots. 
  • Danilo Acosta ended the game with a game-high four tackles. 

Next Game

Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Sacramento Republic FC at Heart Health Park on Sunday, Sept. 26. The Sept. 26 match kicks off at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+. 
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LA Galaxy II (7-11-5, 26pts) at Oakland Roots SC (7-10-6, 27pts)
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Sept. 18, 2021 – Laney College Football Stadium (Oakland, Calif.)

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

Scoring Summary: 
LA: Davila (penalty kick), 75
Misconduct Summary:
LA: Hernández (caution), 85
LA: Drack (caution), 90
LA: Zubak (caution), 90+1

Lineups
LA: GK Justin vom Steeg; D Danilo Acosta, D Jalen Neal, D Jesus Vazquez, D Isaac Bawa; M Daniel Aguirre, M Taylor Davila, M Jonathan Perez (Marcus Ferkranus, 87), M Owen Lambe (Josh Drack, 67); F Ethan Zubak, F Preston Judd (Jorge Hernández, 77)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Alan Solorio; D Adrian Gonzalez, F Rémi Cabral, F Cameron Dunbar

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Jonathan Perez, Ethan Zubak, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Jonathan Perez, 2); FOULS: 8 (Isaac Bawa, Taylor Davila, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 4

OAK: GK Paul Blanchette; D Emrah Klimenta ©, D Akeem Ward, D Kai Greene, D Joseph Nane; M Johnny Rodriguez (Jesus Enriquez, 70), M Soya Takahashi (Guillermo Diaz, 70), M Ariel Mbumba (Matias Fissore, 45), M Lindo Mfeka, M Max Ornstil (Tam Weir, 84); F Brian Brown (Jeremy Bokila, 61)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Taylor Bailey; F Yohannes Harish

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Lindo Mfeka, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Kai Greene, 2); FOULS: 16 (Johnny Rodriguez, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2

Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Assistant Referees: Christian Clerc, Conrado Garcia 
Fourth Official: Turan Ozdemir
Weather: Partly cloudy, 65 degrees