Christian Ramirez scored an own goal for the second straight week, but this one proved to be more costly.
Ramirez accidentally pushed home a late set piece on Sunday, and it gave the LA Galaxy a 2-1 road win over his Minnesota United side at TCF Bank Stadium. Ramirez's own goal came 18 minutes after he had brought Minnesota level, but his 84th-minute blunder prevented the expansion side from getting at least a share of the spoils.
Giovani dos Santos scored the opener for LA, finding the back of the net in the 38th minute with a classy flicked lob that nestled into the net.
- 38' – LA – Giovani dos Santos
- 66' – MIN – Christian Ramirez
- 84' – LA – Christian Ramriez (Own Goal)
- MIN: Saturday, May 27 – vs. Orlando City (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
- LA: Saturday, May 27 – at San Jose Earthquakes (10 pm ET | Univision; MLS LIVE in Canada)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 2, Minnesota United FC 1
Sunday, May 21, 20172017 MLS Regular Season
TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- LA – Giovani dos Santos (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini) 38’
- MIN – Christian Ramirez (Assisted by Sam Cronin) 66’
- LA – Christian Ramirez (own goal) 85’
- LA – Jelle Van Damme 45’+2 (caution)
- LA – Daniel Steres 73’ (caution)
- MIN – Miguel Ibarra 75’ (caution)
- LA – Romain Alessandrini 79’ (caution)
- LA – Giovani dos Santos 90’+3
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Dave Romney, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Ashley Cole; João Pedro (Jaime Villarreal 87’), Baggio Husidic; Romain Alessandrini (Rafael Garcia 8’), Giovani dos Santos, Emmanuel Boateng (Raul Mendiola 76’); Gyasi Zardes.
Bench: Jon Kempin, Nathan Smith, Jack McInerney, Jack McBean.
Head Coach: Curt Onalfo
TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 4
Minnesota United: Bobby Shuttleworth; Francisco Calvo, Jermone Thiesson, Brent Kallman, Marc Burch, Kevin Molino, Ibson, Abu Danladi (Johan Venegas 43’), Miguel Ibarra (Ismaila Jome 79’), Sam Cronin, Christian Ramirez.
Substitutions not used: Justin Davis, Jermaine Taylor, Callen Warner, Collin Martin, John Alvbage.
Head Coach: Adrian Heath
TOTAL SHOTS: 22; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES: 4
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik and Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos