The LA Galaxy went down early, but came storming back in the second half to defeat D.C. United 4-1 on Sunday at StubHub Center. Lamar Neagle opened the scoring for D.C. just five minutes into the game and the visitors could have easily doubled their lead on a handful of occasions.
LA took advantage and finally equalized in the 54th minute with MLS debutant Daniel Steres scoring on a booming header off a Mike Magee corner kick. Magee took care of the go-ahead goal himself just 10 minutes later when he chipped the goalkeeper from inside the area. Robbie Keane iced the result with a penalty kick in the final 10 minutes of the game and Magee added his second goal minutes later with a header off a Steven Gerrard free kick.
LA Galaxy 4, D.C. United 1
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2016 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Carson, California
- D.C. – Lamar Neagle 5’
- LA – Daniel Steres (Assisted by Mike Magee) 54’
- LA – Mike Magee (Assisted by Sebastian Lletget) 65’
- LA – Robbie Keane (penalty) 83’
- LA – Mike Magee (Assisted by Steven Gerrard) 87’
- D.C. – Lamar Neagle (caution) 48’
- D.C. – Sean Franklin (caution) 59’
- D.C. – Nick DeLeon (caution) 87’
LA Galaxy: Dan Kennedy (Brian Rowe 20’); Robbie Rogers, A.J. DeLaGarza, Daniel Steres, Ashley Cole; Sebastian Lletget (Baggio Husidic 80’), Nigel de Jong, Steven Gerrard, Gyasi Zardes; Robbie Keane ©, Giovani dos Santos (Mike Magee 45’).
Substitutions not used: Dave Romney, Rafael Garcia, Emmanuel Boateng, Ariel Lassiter.
SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; CORNERS: 4; OFFSIDES: 3; SAVES: 5
D.C. United: Andrew Dykstra; Sean Franklin, Taylor Kemp, Steve Birnbaum, Bobby Boswell ©; Chris Rolfe (Miguel Aguilar 72’), Patrick Nyarko (Fabian Espindola 45’), Marcelo Sarvas, Nick DeLeon, Luciano Acosta (Julian Buescher 75’), Lamar Neagle.
Substitutions not used: Kofi Opare, Luke Mushi, Travis Worra, Alvaro Saborio.
SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; CORNERS: 6; OFFSIDES: 3; SAVES: 3
Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski and Jeremy Hanson
4th Official: David Gantar