LA Galaxy II 3, San Antonio FC 2
July 23, 2016
2016 USL Regular Season
LA Galaxy II (9-2-8, 35 points) picked up their fourth straight win in a 3-2 defeat of San Antonio FC (6-6-6, 24 points) on the road Saturday evening at Toyota Park in front of 7,690 fans. Three first half goals from Los Dos' Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean and Jaime Villarreal were enough for LA to extend its unbeaten streak to nine games, the team's longest unbeaten streak of the season.
Despite San Antonio opening the scoring with a set piece goal in the 3rd minute, LA was quick to respond and quickly turned the tables to dominate the half. Jaime Villarreal got things started for LA when he determinedly dribbled through the center of the SAFC defense before slotting a short pass to his brother Jose who sent a left-footed one-timer past the 'keeper.
In the 20th minute, Los Dos would take the lead. Jack McBean received a cross on the ground into the top of the box that he hit one-time on target forcing the SAFC goalkeeper to go to ground to block the shot. McBean fell after his initial shot, but the ball rebounded and McBean scrambled to his feet, beat the defender to the ball and blasted a left-footed shot past the defender and goalkeeper for his USL-leading 15th goal of the season.
It only took another 15-minute interval for Los Dos to put in another. Jaime Villarreal and Josh Turnley connected in the box to pull of a textbook give-and-go with Villarreal finishing off the play right in front of the net in the 35th minute.
LA would finish the half with the 1-3 lead. San Antonio FC put the pressure on in the second half, and ultimately pulled one back in the 84th minute when a Clement Diop save rebounded in the area and was converted by the home team. But Galaxy II bunkered down and went on to see our their second straight road win.
With the win, LA Galaxy II are now No. 1 in the USL Western Conference with 11 games left to play on the season. Their three goals against SAFC made them the first team in the league to 40 goals on the season.
Next, Los Dos are on the road but closer to home when they take on Orange County Blues FC at 7:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 30 at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif. It will be Los Dos' last game of a three-game road stretch. For a full LA Galaxy II schedule, visit www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.
LA – Jose Villarreal 5' (Assisted by Jaime Villarreal), Jack McBean 20', Jaime Villarreal (Assisted by Josh Turnley, Jaime Villarreal)
SAFC – Rafa Castillo 2', Stephen McCarthy 84'
LA Galaxy II: Clement Diop; Josh Turnley, Jeffrey Payeras, Lee Nishanian, Oscar Sorto (Ryo Fujii 61'); Bryam Rebellon, Alejandro Covarrubias; Jose Villarreal (Adonish Amaya 81'), Jaime Villarreal, Denzel Slager (Bradford Jamieson IV 45'); Jack McBean
Substitutions not used: Bennett Sneddon, Alex Ramos, Adrian Vera, Ethan Zubak
· LA Galaxy II currently hold a four-game win streak and an nine-game unbeaten streak. That’s their longest win streak and unbeaten streak of the season
· LA Galaxy II snapped San Antonio FC's three straight home game win streak their six-game unbeaten streak.
· Jaime Villarreal is the only player on Los Dos to have featured in each match of the 2016 season (19).
· 14 players have scored for LA Galaxy II in 2016, the most of any Western Conference team.
· Los Dos are 3-1-4 on the road in 2016. San Antonio FC are 4-3-2 at home.
· Los Dos lead the USL in goals scored (40). McBean leads LA Galaxy II with 15 goals. Jaime Villarreal leads the team with four assists..
· Forward Jack McBean was signed to LA Galaxy on Wednesday, June 22. McBean is currently the USL’s leading scorer (15 goals).
· Next, Los Dos are on the road but closer to home when they take on Orange County Blues FC at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif. For a full LA Galaxy II schedule, visitwww.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.
2016 LA Galaxy II Mini Season Plan Ticket Packages for the remainder of the 2016 USL season are available for purchase now. Fans should visit https://lagalaxy.formstack.com/forms/galaxy_2_mini_plan to secure their seats or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299). For single-game tickets, visit www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.