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.
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.
- 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 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+.
LA Galaxy II (7-11-5, 26pts) at Oakland Roots SC (7-10-6, 27pts)*
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
LA: Davila (penalty kick), 75
LA: Hernández (caution), 85
LA: Drack (caution), 90
LA: Zubak (caution), 90+1
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