Weekly Galaxy Academy Update: April 18

GALAXY U-16’S WIN; U-18’S EARN A DRAW: The LA Galaxy U-16’s got back to their winning ways with a 3-2 win over Real So Cal at The Home Depot Center on Sunday. Ludwing Vargas and Ivan Vasquez gave the Galaxy a 2-0 halftime lead before Justin Dhillon added a third early in the second half to make the score 3-0. Real would score twice in the final 30 minutes of the game, but that would not be enough as LA held on for the win, which improved their record to 14-2-1 on the season in all competitions.

Earlier in the day, the Galaxy U-18’s got a 90th minute goal from Matthew Tilley to claim a 2-2 draw with Real So Cal. Eric Gonzalez gave LA a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute, but Real scored a pair of second half goals to take the lead and appeared to be on their way to securing three points before Tilley equalized late on.  

Both Academy teams are off this weekend but will return to action on Saturday, April 30 when they host Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center. The U-18 game kicks off at 1 p.m., while the U-16’s will play at 3:30 p.m. Both games will be played on Field #5 at The Home Depot Center and admission to the games is free.