LOS ANGELES (Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021) – In Week 16 of the 2021 USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II came from behind to earn a 3-2 win over Orange County SC at Championship Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. Daniel Aguirre registered the game-winning goal and an assist in the win at Orange County, while Preston Judd notched his team-leading eighth goal of the 2021 campaign.
LA Galaxy II Against Orange County SC
Saturday’s contest marked the fourth meeting between the two sides in 2021, with Galaxy II leading the season series 3-0-1. Los Dos have tallied 11 goals against Orange County this year, while they have conceded seven goals. LA and Orange County play once more this season at Dignity Health Sports Park on Oct. 30.
OC – Chris Wehan (Ronaldo Damus), 30th minute: Ronaldo Damus forced a turnover on the left side in his own half and quickly sent an angled pass to Chris Wehan breaking centrally. Wehan’s first touch took him past the last defender and the he lifted a finish into the left corner.
LA– Preston Judd (Daniel Aguirre), 45th minute: Daniel Aguirre’s clever flicked pass allowed Preston Judd to turn his man and fire home a low finish for his eighth goal of the season.
LA – Carlos Harvey (Josh Drack), 62nd minute: After being awarded a free kick on the left, Los Dos took it short to Josh Drack to create a different angle for the cross at the top-left corner of the penalty area, and his delivery picked out the Panamanian international for a header at the top of the six-yard area into the left corner of the net.
OC – Ronaldo Damus (Michael Orozco), 67th minute
: A long throw-in from the right by Brent Richards was flicked on at the near post by Michael Orozco and found Damus, who quickly snapped a finish home into the right corner of the net for his ninth goal of the campaign.
LA – Daniel Aguirre (Owen Lambe), 87th minute: Aguirre received a pass from Owen Lambe in the left channel and moved centrally before rifling home a low finish that tucked just inside the left post
- Following the match, LA Galaxy II improved to 5-8-4 in 17 USL Championship regular-season matches played in 2021.
- Galaxy II are 2-1-0 in their last three games played dating back to July 25.
- In four matches against Orange County SC in 2021, LA holds an unbeaten record of 3-0-1.
- Preston Judd tallied his team-leading eighth goal of the season.
- Daniel Aguirre registered the game-winning goal and an assist in the win over Orange County.
- Carlos Harvey tallied his second headed goal in league play this season.
- Josh Drack registered his team-leading fifth assist in 2021
- Jorge Hernández finished with a game-high six chances created.
Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face the Oakland Roots at Laney College Football Field on Saturday, Aug. 14. The Aug. 14 match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (5-8-4, 22pts) at Orange County SC (7-6-4, 25pts)*
Aug. 7, 2021 – Championship Soccer Stadium (Irvine, Calif.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 1 2 3
Orange County SC 1 1 2
OC: Wehan (Damus), 30
LA: Judd (Aguirre), 45
LA: Harvey (Drack), 62
OC: Damus (Orozco), 67
LA: Aguirre (Lambe), 87
OC: Orozco (caution), 56
LA: Harvey (caution), 57
LA: Bawa (caution), 65
LA: Hernández (caution), 74
LA: Vom Steeg (caution), 90+5
LA: GK Justin Vom Steeg; D Josh Drack, D Carlos Harvey, D Jesus Vazquez, D Isaac Bawa; M Owen Lambe, M Daniel Aguirre, M Axel Picazo (Marcus Ferkranus, 91), M Jorge Hernández, M Jonathan Perez (Rémi Cabral, 78); F Preston Judd
Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric Lopez; D Adrian Gonzalez; M Taylor Davila, M Ascel Essengue, M Victor Valdez
TOTAL SHOTS: 21 (Preston Judd, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Carlos Harvey, 2); FOULS: 14 (Carlos Harvey, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 2
OC: GK Patrick Rokovsky; D Michael Orozco, D Rob Kiernan, D Kobi Henry, D Kevin Alston (Brent Richards, 45); M Thomas McCabe (Sean Okoli, 58), M Eric Calvillo, M Mikko Kuningas (Aidan Apodaca, 79), M Brian Iloski, M Chris Wehan (Raymond Drai, 89), F Ronaldo Damus (Darwin Jones, 83)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Abraham Romero, F Sean McTague
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Ronaldo Damus, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Ronaldo Damus, 2); FOULS: 11 (Four players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3
Referee: Greg Dopka
Assistant Referees: Christian Lara, Fernando Fierro
Fourth Official: Karen Callado
Weather: Clear, 69 degrees