Match Report: LA Galaxy II's comeback vs Sacramento falls short, 2-3

LA Galaxy II Postgame Notes 
LA Galaxy II 2, Sacramento Republic FC 3 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 6:30 PT  
2017 USL Regular Season 
StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium  
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LOS ANGELES (Sunday, June 25, 2017)- LA Galaxy II (3-9-2, 11 points) fell to the Sacramento Republic (7-3-6, 24 points) after a 2-3 hard fought defeat on Sunday Night at the StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium (Carson, CA). Justin Dhillon and Adrian Vera notched the two goals for Galaxy side, both in the second half.

Galaxy II struggled offensively in the first half while Sacramento kept possession for most of the half. Sacramento opened the game with a long ball heavy game plan attempting to get behind Galaxy II defenders. But it turned out to be a hand ball in the box forcing a penalty kick in the 9th minute scored by Jeremy Hall. Sacramento then scored two more goals before the end of the half making the half time score 3-0.

However, Galaxy II came roaring back in the second half. In the 53rd minute Justin Dhillon scored on breakaway goal assisted by Adonis Amaya. The Galaxy started the second half very well offensively, making several plays behind the Sacramento Defense. The substitution of LA’s only bench players came in the 69th minute as Ryo Fujii and Adrian Vera entered the game. It didn’t take long for Vera to leave his mark on scoring an unassisted goal in the 70th minute.

Scoring Summary: 

SAC- Jeremy Hall 10’ (Penalty Kick)
SAC- Tyler Blackwood 14’ (Assisted by Agustin Cazares)
SAC- Trevin Caesar 19’ (Unassisted)
LA- Justin Dhillon 53’ (Assisted by Adonis Amaya)
LA- Adrian Vera 70’ (Unassited)

Misconduct Summary: 

SAC – Trevin Caesar 45’ (caution)
SAC – Daniel Tricket Smith 65’ (caution)
LA – Adrian Vera 70’ (caution) 

Lineup: Eric Lopez; Josh Turnley ©, Tyler Turner, Jean Engola, Robert Castellanos; Jonathan Hernandez Andre Zanga, Raul Mendiola (Ryo Fujii 69’), Alejandro Covarrubias; Justin Dhillon, Adonis Amaya (Adrian Vera 69’) 

Substitutions not used: Bennett Sneddon

Stats: 

RGV: SHOTS: 16 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 7 | FOULS: 4 | OFFSIDES: 4 | CORNERS: 7 | SAVES: 1 

LA: SHOTS: 9 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 2 | FOULS: 5 | OFFSIDES: 4 | CORNERS: 1 | SAVES: 2 

Head Referee: Daniel Radford

NOTES:  

  • LA Galaxy II (3-9-2, 11 points) fell to the Sacramento Republic (7-3-6, 24 points) after a 2-3 hard fought defeat 
  • Justin Dhillon and Adrian Vera notched the two goals for Galaxy side, both in the second half. 
  • Galaxy II struggled offensively in the first half while Sacramento kept possession for most of the half. 
  • But it turned out to be a hand ball in the box forcing a penalty kick in the 9th minute scored by Jeremy Hall. 
  • Sacramento then scored two more goals before the end of the half making the half time score 3-0. 
  • In the 53rd minute Justin Dhillon scored on breakaway goal assisted by Adonis Amaya. 
  • The substitution of LA’s only bench players came in the 69th minute as Ryo Fujii and Adrian Vera entered the game. 
  • It didn’t take long for Vera to leave his mark on scoring an unassisted goal in the 70th minute. 
  • Next, Los Dos return to StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium to take on the Swope Park Rangers FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Friday, June 30th. Tickets to the match are available for purchase here, and the match will be streamed live on lagalaxy.com/2 .