Match Report: LA Galaxy II fall to Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 in dramatic 4-3 finish

LA Galaxy II (4-2-4) fell away to Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (5-0-2) 3-4 Sunday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. 

A hot start from Vancouver saw the home side up 3-0 in just 21 minutes of play. It was only the second time of the season that LA allowed more than one goal in the first half. Vancouver's Kyle Greig scored two goals in the opening 20 minutes of the game while Alphonso Davies added another.

Los Dos pulled one back in the 35th minute on a long-distance beauty from Jose Villarreal that beat Vancouver goalkeeper Sean Melvin top corner at the near post. LA would finish the half down 3-1.

LA Galaxy II found more chances in the second half, but Vancouver struck first when Vancouver's Brett Levis found the net in the 81st minute. LA quickly responded though, as Denzel Slager volleyed home a cross into the box in the 84th minute. LA were back within one when Jose Villarreal converted a penalty in the 90th.

But the comeback effort would be to late and LA were sent home with their second straight loss of the season.

Next, Los Dos are back in the Pacific Northwest to visit Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Starfire Stadium on Sunday, May 15. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. For a full LA Galaxy II schedule, visit //www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.

Scoring Summary:

LA – Jose Villarreal 35', Denzel Slager 84' (Assisted by Jose Villarreal), Jose Villarreal (penalty) 90'

WFC2 –Kyle Greig (Assisted by Kadin Chung, Marco Bustos) 3', Kyle Greig (Assisted by Daniel Haber, Matthew Baldisimo) 17', Alphonso Davies 21', Brett Levis 81'

Lineups: 

LA Galaxy II Starting XI: Clement Diop; Lee Nishanian, Jeffrey Payeras (Nathan Smith 74'), Josh Turnley (John Neeskens 89'), Oscar Sorto (Kainoa Bailey 82'); Jaime Villarreal, Alejandro Covarrubias (Ryo Fujii 74'), Raul Mendiola, Denzel Slager; Ethan Zubak (Adonis Amaya 68'), Jose Villerreal

Substitutions not used: Eric Lopez

Notes:

  • It was only the second time of the season that LA allowed more than one goal in the first half.
  • Four goals is the most any team has scored on LA this season.
  • Jose Villarreal's two goals gave him his first brace of the season. He now has four goals on the year.
  • Next, Los Dos are back in the Pacific Northwest to visit Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Starfire Stadium on Sunday, May 15. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. For a full LA Galaxy II schedule, visit //www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.
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