CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, May 30, 2015) – LA Galaxy II (5-4-1, 15 points) defeated Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 2-1 Saturday night at StubHub Center’s Track & Field Stadium behind a first-half goal from Daniel Steres before a late game winner from Raul Mendiola in second-half stoppage time.
Switchbacks FC opened the account early in the game when Miguel Gonzalez put the visitors ahead with a goal in the 17th minute completely against the run of play.
Los Dos responded in second-half stoppage time on a goal from defender Daniel Steres, his second of the season. The LA Galaxy II captain was able to head home a precise set piece from Andre Auras just before the whistle came for halftime.
Galaxy pressed forward in the second half looking for a winner but were continually thwarted by Colorado Spings goalkeeper Devala Gorrick.
Los Dos were rewarded with just seconds remaining in the game as midfielder Raul Mendiola, who leads USL with seven assists, was able to provide the winning goal. Mendiola collected a ball inside the 18 on a pass from Jack McBean before cutting back to his left and slotting in a ball past the Switchbacks FC goalkeeper to give LA Galaxy II its fifth win in six USL matches.
LA Galaxy II will now face Orange County Blues FC Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. PT on the road at Anteater Stadium at UCI as they continue their USL Regular Season campaign. It will mark the first time Los Dos have faced their Southern California rivals this season.
A complete LA Galaxy II 2015 schedule can be found here. All LA Galaxy II matches will be streamed live on www.lagalaxy.com with home matches broadcast by Time Warner Cable lead announcer Joe Tutino along with Ralph Perez.
Season tickets to the remainder of Galaxy II home games are $16 while single-game tickets can be purchased for $10 each. To purchase tickets, fans can visit www.lagalaxy.com/2 or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299). Becoming a Los Dos 2015 Season Ticket Member offers fans additional benefits during the 2015 USL season, including 15% off for items at Team LA Store, special access to designated Galaxy II training sessions, an exclusive meet and greet with the 2015 team and coaching staff in addition to free tours of StubHub Center upon request.