The LA Galaxy dropped their first match of the postseason, falling 1-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clásico Cup in Las Vegas.
Olmes Garcia scored the lone goal of the evening for the Quakes in the 89th minute after a cross deflected onto the path of the forward for the easy finish from close range. New midfielder Joao Pedro made his debut for the Galaxy in the second half.
Los Angeles dominated wide stretches of the match, but were repeatedly turned away by San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham. The Galaxy’s finest chance came in the 37th minute when Giovani dos Santos found Ema Boateng along the right side of the flank. The Galaxy’s speedy Ghanaian launched a shot that deflected off a Quakes defender and into the chest of Bingham.
The Galaxy will play their third preseason game next Saturday when they take on Armenian club Alashkert FC in a closed-door scrimmage.
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 0, San Jose Earthquakes 1
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
2017 Preseason Exhibition
Cashman Field – Las Vegas, Nevada
SJ – Olmes Garcia (unassisted) 89’
SJ – Fatai Alashe (caution) 84’
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe (Clement Diop 62’); Rafael Garcia (Nathan Smith 62’), Daniel Steres (Bradley Diallo 62’), Jelle Van Damme © (Dave Romney 62’), Ashley Cole (Josh Turnley 62’); Emmanuel Boateng (Bradford Jamieson IV 62’), Baggio Husidic (Jaime Villarreal 62’), Jermaine Jones (João Pedro 62’), Sebastian Lletget (Raul Mendiola HT); Jack McBean (Jose Villarreal 62’), Giovani dos Santos (Ariel Lassiter HT).
San Jose Earthquakes: David Bingham, Kofi Sarkodie (Nick Lima HT), Victor Bernandez (Andres Impariale 68’), Florian Jungwirth, Shaun Francis (Jackson Yueill 68’), Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson HT), Darwin Ceren (Matheus Silva 68’), Fatai Alashe, Shea Salinas (Kip Colvey 68’), Chris Wondolowski (Lindo Mfeka 78’), Danny Hoesen (Olmes Garcia 62’).