Match Report: LA Galaxy II drop 3-0 result to Real Monarchs SLC

LA Galaxy II Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy II 0, Real Monarchs SLC 3
Wednesday, May 10 – 7:30 p.m. PT
2017 USL Regular Season
StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium – Los Angeles, Calif.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) – LA Galaxy II (1-5-1, 4 points) fell 3-0 to Real Monarchs SLC (6-1-0, 18 points) at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium on Wednesday night.

For the second straight match, Los Dos trailed 1-0 after conceding a penalty early in the first half, with Real Monarchs’ Sebastian Velasquez beating Galaxy goalkeeper Jon Kempin for the game’s opening score.

Minutes before, midfielder Adrian Vera gave Galaxy their best chance of the game, when he banged a rebounded Ryo Fujii shot against the top of the crossbar. Real Monarchs controlled possession for much of the match, getting more of the chances and leaving Los Dos with scarce opportunities on the evening.

LA looked dangerous in the earlygoing of the second half, but were stifled in the 65th minute when a perfectly orchestrated possession from Real Monarchs was finished after Andrew Brody headed a cross back to the middle of the box at the feet of wide open Charlie Adams, who easily doubled the away side’s lead. Real Monarchs went on to add another just before the final whistle, with Karsten Hanlin providing the match’s last score.

After going five games without a win, the Galaxy will go back to the drawing board before they travel to face the defending USL champions, New York Red Bulls II, in a rare piece of scheduling against an Eastern Conference team on Sunday, May 14 at Red Bull Arena. The match will kick off at 6:00 p.m. PT and be streamed live on LAGalaxy.com/2.

Scoring Summary:

RM – Sebastian Velasquez 24’ (penalty)

RM – Charlie Hoffman 65’ (Assisted by Aaron Brody)

RM – Karsten Hanlin 90+3’ (Assisted by Sebastian Velasquez)

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Ryo Fujii 7’ (caution)

RM – Michael Gallagher 13’ (caution)

LA – Ethan Zubak 61’ (caution)

LA – Jorge Hernandez 73’ (caution)

LA – Ethan Zubak 76’ (ejection)

Lineup:

LA Galaxy II: Jon Kempin; Alex Juarez, Jean Engola, Hugo Arellano, Ian Lonergan; Raul Mendiola, Andre Zanga (Jake Arteaga 56), Ryo Fujii (Jonathan Hernandez 72’), Adrian Vera; Jorge Hernandez (Justin Dhillon 77’), Ethan Zubak

Substitutions not used: Jonathan Estrada, Robert Castellanos, Eric Lopez, Ulysses Llanez

Stats:

LA: GOALS: 0 | SHOTS: 8 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 3 | OFFSIDES: 4 | CORNERS: 4 | SAVES: 5

RM: GOALS: 3 | SHOTS: 15 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 8 | OFFSIDES: 6 | CORNERS: 5 | SAVES: 2

Head Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Attendance: 782

GAME NOTES

· LA Galaxy II (1-5-1, 4 points) fell 3-0 to Real Monarchs SLC (6-1-0, 18 points) at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium on Wednesday night.

· LA Galaxy are 1-2-1 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium this year, scoring four goals and allowing five.

· Head Coach Mike Muñoz made five lineups changes from the team’s last match against Orange County SC: Jon Kempin, Jean Engola, Adrian Vera, Andre Zanga and Jorge Hernandez all started in place of Eric Lopez, Robert Castellanos, Jose Villarreal, Bradford Jamieson IV and Ariel Lassiter.

· The LA Galaxy II Starting XI vs. Real Monarchs SLC averaged just 19.4 years of age.

· Los Dos fielded Starting XI that included three LA Galaxy members: Jon Kempin, Hugo Arellano and Raul Mendiola.

· The Starting XI also included three Galaxy Academy members: Alex Juarez, Ian Lonergan and Jorge Hernandez.

· Recent signee and Galaxy Academy graduate Jonathan Hernandez made his debut when he subbed on for Ryo Fujii in the second half.

· LA Galaxy Academy’s Alex Juarez made his fourth straight start for LA Galaxy II. Fellow Academy defender Ian Lonergan also made his fourth start of the season.

· In their last meeting with Real Monarchs SLC, the Galaxy defeated the side 3-1 in the team’s regular season finale at StubHub Center behind goals from Ariel Lassiter, Raul Mendiola and Adonis Amaya.

· Former LA Galaxy II Head Coach Curt Onalfo was named LA Galaxy Head Coach on Dec. 13, 2016. Mike Muñoz was named LA Galaxy II Head Coach on Jan. 12, 2017.

· LA Galaxy II finished the 2016 USL Regular Season 12-7-11 (47 points).

· LA Galaxy II led the Western Conference in goals in 2016 (52).

· Next, LA Galaxy II make their longest road trip of the 2017 season when they travel to face New York Red Bulls II on Sunday, May 14. The match kicks off at 6:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on LAGalaxy.com/2.

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