The LA Galaxy ended the New York Red Bulls' 13-month league home unbeaten streak in emphatic fashion on Sunday evening, racing out to an early 2-0 lead before cruising to a 3-1 victory at Red Bull Arena.
As has been the case all season, Romain Alessandrini was the Galaxy's prime source of inspiration, scoring his team's first two goals and earning the penalty kick that was stroked home by Giovani dos Santos to end any lingering hopes of a late RBNY comeback.
Daniel Royer struck for a late consolation tally for the hosts, who tasted defeat on their own turf for the first time in regular-season play since April 9, 2016.
- 8' – LA – Romain Alessandrini Watch
- 9' – LA – Alessandrini Watch
- 9' – LA – Giovani dos Santos (PK)
- 90+3' – NY – Daniel Royer
- NY: Friday, May 19 – vs. Toronto FC (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE in US, TSN in Canada)
- LA: Sunday, May 20 – at Minnesota (5 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 3, New York Red Bulls 1
Sunday, May 14, 2017
2017 MLS Regular Season
Red Bull Arena – Harrison, N.J.
LA – Romain Alessandrini 8’
LA – Romain Alessandrini 9’ (Assisted by Giovani dos Santos)
LA – Giovani dos Santos 78’ (penalty)
NY – Daniel Royer 90+3’ (Assisted by Kemar Lawrence, Sacha Kljestan)
LA – Bradley Diallo 27’ (caution)
NY – Aaron Long 45+1’ (caution)
NY – Sacha Kljestan 55’ (caution)
LA – Jack McBean 84’ (caution)
LA – Bradley Diallo 90’ (ejection)
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Bradley Diallo, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Ashley Cole; João Pedro, Baggio Husidic, Romain Alessandrini (Jack McBean 81’), Giovani dos Santos (Rafa Garcia 87’), Ema Boateng (Dave Romney 75’); Gyasi Zardes.
Substitutions not used: Jon Kempin, Jack McInerney, Jaime Villarreal, Ariel Lassiter
Head Coach: Curt Onalfo
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 19; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 2
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles, Connor Lade (Sal Zizzo 74’), Damien Perrinelle, Aaron Long, Kemar Lawrence; Sean Davis (Fredrik Gulbrandsen 63’), Felipe; Alex Muyl (Mike Grella HT); Sacha Kljestan, Daniel Royer; Bradley Wright-Phillips
Substitutions not used: Ryan Meara, Michael Amir Murillo, Dan Metzger, Gonzalo Veròn
Head Coach: Jesse Marsch
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 3
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Jose Da Silva
Fourth Official: Caleb Mendez