Match Report: Giovani dos Santos and Romain Alessandrini lead LA Galaxy to 2-1 win away to Minnesota United

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)

Next Up

  • 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

Scoring Summary:

  • LA – Giovani dos Santos (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini) 38’
  • MIN – Christian Ramirez (Assisted by Sam Cronin) 66’
  • LA – Christian Ramirez (own goal) 85’

Misconduct Summary:

  • 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


Referee: Chris Penso

Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik and Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho

Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos

Attendance: 19,107