The LA Galaxy had to hold on for dear life after a scintillating first half display, but managed to see out a 4-2 win in wild encounter with the New England Revolution on Sunday afternoon.
The Revolution game storming back in the second half, though, and scored twice in four minutes thanks to quality strikes from Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo. The Revs continued to give the Galaxy fits in search for an equalizer as Agudelo rattled the crossbar with his curling shot in the 83rd minute, but Steven Gerrard showed great control to finish off a stoppage-time counterattack.
LA Galaxy 4, New England Revolution 2
Sunday, May 8, 2016
2016 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Carson, California
LA – Robbie Keane (Assisted by Gyasi Zardes) 13’
LA – Giovani dos Santos 24’
LA – Robbie Keane (Assisted by Gyasi Zardes, Giovani dos Santos) 45’+1’
NE – Kelyn Rowe (Assisted by Gershon Koffie) 67’
NE – Juan Agudelo (Assisted by Femi Hollinger-Janzen) 70’
LA – Steven Gerrard (Assisted by Mike Magee) 90’+3’
NE – Je-Vaughn Watson (caution) 58’
LA – A.J. DeLaGarza (time wasting) 90’+1
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; A.J. DeLaGarza, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme, Robbie Rogers; Sebastian Lletget (Baggio Husidic 81’), Jeff Larentowicz, Emmanuel Boateng (Mike Magee 77’) Giovani dos Santos, Robbie Keane © (Steven Gerrard 60); Gyasi Zardes
Substitutions not used: Dan Kennedy, Leonardo, Dave Romney, Rafael Garcia
SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; CORNERS: 5; OFFSIDES: 2; SAVES: 6
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Je-Vaugh Watson, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves, London Woodberry (Teal Bunbury 45’); Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen (Femi Hollinger-Janzen 60’), Gershon Koffie (Daigo Kobayashi 70’); Kelyn Rowe, Juan Agudelo.
Substitutions not used: Brad Knighton, Darrisu Barnes, Sambinha, Zachary Herivaux.
SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; CORNERS: 5; OFFSIDES: 1; SAVES: 5
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee’s Assistants: James Conlee and Anthony Vasoli
4th Official: Juan Guzman