Match Recap: LA Galaxy II notch 3-0 win over Saint Louis FC

LA Galaxy II (2-0-0) handily defeated Saint Louis FC (0-2-0) 3-0 Wednesday night at StubHub Center in the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

A brace from captain Jack McBean and Bryam Rebellon’s first career USL goal gave Los Dos its second straight win to open the 2016 USL Regular Season.

McBean opened the scoring for Galaxy II in the 42nd minute when he received a neatly threaded pass from Jaime Villarreal, rounded the goalkeeper and found the open net. Galaxy struck again soon after when a long-range shot from Rebellon took a slight deflection off a Saint Louis FC defender before bouncing off the post and into the goal.

Los Dos finished the first half up 2-0, just as they did in their home opener against Arizona United SC. In the second half, McBean added his second on the nice when he placed a perfectly taken free kick around the wall and into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Much like in the team’s first home match, the Galaxy II defense went largely untested throughout the course of the night as Saint Louis FC recorded just one shot on goal and Los Dos goalkeeper Clement Diop earned his second shutout of the season.

Next, Galaxy II will face Real Monarchs SLC in the team’s first road match of the season on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium. The match will be the Galaxy’s third fixture in eight days. For a full LA Galaxy II schedule, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.

Scoring Summary:

LA – Jack McBean (Assisted by Jaime Villarreal) 42’

LA – Bryam Rebellon (Assisted by Bradford Jamieson IV, secondary by Alejandro Covarrubias) 30’

LA – Jack McBean 58’

Lineups:

LA Galaxy II Starting XI: Clement Diop; Nathan Smith, Lee Nishanian, Jeffrey Payeras, Josh Turnley; Bryam Rebellon, Alejandro Covarrubias (Ryo Fujii, 82’), Jaime Villarreal; Denzel Slager (Jose Villarreal, 56’), Bradford Jamieson IV (Ethan Zubak, 72’), Jack McBean (Adonis Amaya, 72’)

Bench: Bennett Sneddon, John Neeskens, Ethan Zubak, Ryo Fujii, Jose Villarreal, Adonis Amaya

Substitutions not used: Bennett Sneddon, John Neeskens

Referee: Alejandro Mariscal
Referee’s Assistants: Alexander Luttmann, Issam Ashkar
4th Official: Timothy Ford
Attendance: 743

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