Match Report: LA Galaxy drop heartbreaker on road to Orlando City SC, 2-1

Orlando City’s new fortress continues to be impenetrable.

Cyle Larin scored a dramatic game-winner in stoppage time to lead the Lions to a thrilling 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday afternoon as the Lions improved to 4-0 at Orlando City Stadium since it opened earlier this year.

Larin's goal came on the heels of Romain Alesandrini’s stunning 83rd-minute equalizer that looked like it might be enough for the Galaxy to steal a road point.

Will Johnson also scored for Orlando City (4-1-0 overall), who vaulted into first place in the Eastern Conference with the win.


  • 9' — ORL — Will Johnson WATCH
  • 83' — LA — Romain Allesandrini
  • 90'+1' — ORL — Cyle Larin

Next Up

  • ORL: Sunday, April 23 at New York City FC (1:30 pm ET | FS1) 
  • LA: Sunday, April 23 vs. Seattle Sounders FC (4 pm ET | ESPN)

LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 1, Orlando City SC 2
Saturday, April 15, 2017
2017 MLS Regular SeasonOrlando City Stadium – Orlando, Fla.

Scoring Summary:

ORL – Will Johnson (Assisted by Scott Sutter) 9’

LA – Romain Alessandrini (Assisted by Jermaine Jones) 82’

ORL – Cyle Larin (Assisted by Will Johnson) 90+1’

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Jelle Van Damme 52’ (caution)

LA - João Pedro 64’ (caution)


LA Galaxy: Clement Diop; Nathan Smith, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Ashley Cole; Romain Alessandrini, Jermaine Jones, João Pedro, Emmanuel Boateng (Bradford Jamieson IV 68’); Giovani dos Santos, Gyasi Zardes (Jack McBean 90’)

Substitutions not used: Brian Rowe, Rafael Garcia, Dave Romney, Baggio Husidic, Raul Mendiola

Head Coach: Curt Onalfo

TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5                                     

Orlando City SC: Joe Bendik; Donny Toia, Jonathan Spector, Scott Sutter, Tommy Redding; Antonio Nocerino, Cristian Higuita (Luis Gil 72’), Giles Barnes (Hadji Barry 90’), Will Johnson; Carlos Rivas (Servando Carrasco 75’), Cyle Larin

Substitutions not used: Léo Pereira, Tony Rocha, Victor Pagliari Giro, Earl Edwards.

Head Coach: Jason Kreis


Referee: Chris Penso

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson (bench side), Andrew Bigelow (far side)

Fourth Official: Rubiel Vazquez

Attendance: 25,527