LOS ANGELES (Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021) – Playing their second game in five days, LA Galaxy II fell 4-2 on the road to San Diego Loyal SC at Torero Stadium on Sunday night.
SD – Augustine Williams (Elijah Martin), 11th minute: Augustine Williams scored the opening goal in the 11th minute after Elijah Martin drove to create space on the left for a cross to the center of the penalty area that picked out the Sierra Leone international unmarked for a header into the left corner of the net. *
SD – Corey Hertzog (Augustine Williams), 41st minute: Corey Hertzog doubled San Diego’s lead four minutes before halftime when a cross to the far post by Douglas Martinez Jr. was knocked back by Williams to find the forward, who fired home a first-time left-footed finish into the right corner of the net.
LA – Kai Koreniuk (Owen Lambe), 63rd minute:* Owen Lambe notched an assist as Kai Koreniuk halved the deficit with a cushioned volley from eight yards off an angled cross that found the right corner of the net.
SD – Corey Hertzog (Tumi Moshobane), 65th minute: Tumi Moshobane laid off a pass to Hertzog, who fired his shot from the center of the box into the top left corner of the goal.
SD – Tumi Moshobane (Collin Martin), 78th minute: Moshobane received a pass from Collin Martin just outside the penalty area and then cut inside onto his left foot before shooting low into the left corner.
LA – Rémi Cabral (Taylor Davila), 87th minute: Galaxy II pulled another goal back in the 87th minute as Taylor Davila broke down the right in behind the Loyal defense to deliver a cross that Rémi Cabral volleyed home.
- Following the match, LA Galaxy II fell to 6-10-5 in 21 USL Championship regular-season matches played in 2021.
- Sunday’s contest marked the second meeting between LA and San Diego in 2021, with Los Dos trailing the season series 0-2-0.
- In their last four games dating back to Aug. 7, 2021, LA Galaxy II hold a 2-1-1 record.
- In 10 road matches played during the 2021 campaign, Los Dos hold a 4-6-0 record.
- Kai Koreniuk notched his third goal of 2021.
- Rémi Cabral tallied his second goal of the season.
- Cabral has notched a goal in two consecutive appearances dating back to a 3-2 win over Las Vegas Lights FC on Aug. 27.
- Gerson Chávez made his LA Galaxy II debut, logging eight minutes of action as a second-half substitute.
- Adam Saldaña started and played 90 minutes in his first appearance for Los Dos in 2021.
- In his 19th game played for Galaxy II this year, Owen Lambe notched his fourth assist.
- Taylor Davila registered his second assist in his 18th game played this year.
Next up, LA Galaxy II play host to Phoenix Rising FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Sept. 11 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and features a webstream on ESPN+.
LA Galaxy II (6-10-5, 23pts) vs. San Diego Loyal SC (10-9-3, 33pts)*
Sept. 5, 2021 – Torero Stadium (San Diego, Calif.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 0 2 2
San Diego Loyal SC 2 2 4
SD: Williams (E. Martin), 11
SD: Hertzog (Williams), 41
LA: Koreniuk (Lambe), 63
SD: Hertzog (Moshobane), 65
SD: Moshobane (C. Martin), 79
LA: Cabral (Davila), 87
LA: Drack (caution), 17
LA: Bawa (caution), 17
SD: Stoneman (caution), 26
SD: Martin (caution), 68
LA: Chávez (caution), 90+5
LA: GK Justin vom Steeg; D Isaac Bawa, D Marcus Ferkranus (Taylor Davila, 77), D Owen Lambe (Ascel Essengue, 82), D Josh Drack; M Daniel Aguirre (Gerson Chávez, 82), M Adam Saldaña, M Cameron Dunbar (Rémi Cabral, 72), M Jorge Hernández ©, M Jonathan Perez (Kai Koreniuk, 63); F Preston Judd
Substitutes Not Used: GK Eric Lopez; D Jalen Neal
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Six players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Rémi Cabral, 2); FOULS: 21 (Three players tied, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1
SD: GK Austin Guerrero; D Elijah Martin, D Oliver Larraz (Ian Mai, 86), D Joshua Yaro (Gianfranco Facchineri, 86), D Grant Stoneman; M Charlie Adams ©, M Douglas Martinez (Tumi Moshobone, 64), M Miguel Ibarra, M Alejandro Guido (Collin Martin, 64); F Corey Hertzog (Morgan Hackworth, 86), F Augustine Williams
Substitutes Not Used: GK Chase Boone; M Antony Siaha
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Corey Hertzog, Augustine Williams, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Corey Hertzog, 2); FOULS: 13 (Three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 4
Referee: JJ Bilinski
Assistant Referees: Matthew Schwartz, Jose Vega
Fourth Official: Samantha Martinez
Weather: Clear, 82 degrees