Match Report: LA Galaxy open preseason play in 1-1 draw with Club Tijuana

The LA Galaxy opened the 2017 calendar year with a preseason exhibition match against Liga MX side Club Tijuana, earning a 1-1 draw at StubHub Center in front of a crowd of 9,150.

LA Galaxy forward Jose Villarreal provided the Galaxy’s only goal of the match when he tallied in the 52nd minute of the second half. The Xolos were awarded a penalty kick and equalized from the spot two minutes later.

The match marked the first under new head coach Curt Onalfo, who was appointed LA Galaxy Head Coach following the departure of Bruce Arena last season. Onalfo coached LA Galaxy II in USL during the club’s first three seasons.

The Galaxy will now travel to Cashman Field in Las Vegas for a contest against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. PT.

The LA Galaxy will open the 2017 MLS Regular Season at StubHub Center on Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m. PT against FC Dallas.

LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 1, Club Tijuana 1
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
2017 Preseason Exhibition
StubHub Center – Los Angeles, California

Scoring Summary:

LA – Jose Villarreal (Assisted by Emmanuel Boateng, Miguel Aguilar) 52’

TJ – Matias Pizano (penalty) 54’

Misconduct Summary:

TJ – Hiram Munoz 60’ (caution)

LA – Josh Turnley 69’ (caution)

TJ – Carlos Vargas 76’ (caution)

TJ – Jorge Alberto Ortiz 90’ (caution)

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Rafael Garcia, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Ashley Cole; Raul Mendiola, Baggio Husidic, Jermaine Jones, Sebastian Lletget; Jack McBean, Ariel Lassiter.

Second Half Lineup: Clement Diop; Nathan Smith, Bradley Diallo, Dave Romney, Josh Turnley; Bradford Jamieson IV, Miguel Aguilar, Jaime Villarreal, Emmanuel Boateng; Ethan Zubak, Jose Villarreal.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 19; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3.

Club Tijuana: Luis Michel (Dilan Nicoletti 66’), John Requejo (Angel Uribe 89’), Hiram Munoz, Juan Carlos Nunez (Luis Martinez 80’), Matias Pizano (Ramon Ceja 89’), Pablo Meza (Amando Moreno 58’), Carlos Vargas, Juan Carlos Medina (Adrian Ramos 63’), Luis Chavez (Antonio Nava 86’), Jorge Alberto Ortiz, Henry Martin (Daniel Lopez 86’)

Substitutions not used: (none)

TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 4.

Referee: Ramy Touchan
Referee’s Assistants: Eduardo Jeff and Denis Vargas
4th Official: Michael Radchuk
Attendance: 9,150