Match Report: LA Galaxy II extend their unbeaten streak with 1-1 draw with OKC Energy

LA Galaxy II Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy II 1, OKC Energy FC 1
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. PT
2017 USL Regular Season
StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium
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LOS ANGELES (Sunday, July 30, 2017) – LA Galaxy II (4-11-4, 16 points) earned their first three-game unbeaten streak of the season with a 1-1 draw against OKC Energy FC (6-8-5, 23 points) on Sunday night at the StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.

LA Galaxy II got things started in the 41st minute, quickly countering off a OKC Energy FC corner. In the fifteen seconds that followed the corner kick, Alejandro Covarrubias and Raul Mendiola linked up to push the ball past midfield and up to the feet of Ariel Lassiter, who carried it to the top of the box and banked in a left-footed strike off the post from just outside the top of the box.

Los Dos kept the lead and the pressure on OKC in the early part of the second half, but their lead was undone in the 75th minute when Lassiter stuck his foot in to challenge OKC Energy FC forward Andy Craven in LA’s penalty box. Craven earned a penalty call and buried the equalizer.

Eight LA Galaxy players participated in the match for Los Dos with Sigi Schmid in attendance to watch the match: Jon Kempin, Hugo Arellano, Bradley Diallo, Nathan Smith, Ariel Lassiter, Jaime Villarreal, Raul Mendiola and Bradford Jamieson IV. It was the first LA Galaxy II match that an LA Galaxy player had participated in since Jack McBean and Ariel Lassiter started in a home match for Los Dos on May 27.

This match kicked off a busy week for LA Galaxy II, with two fixtures scheduled in the next six days. Los Dos will host Orange County SC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 2 followed by another fixture against Phoenix Rising FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 5. Tickets for both matches are available now at www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.

Scoring Summary:

LA – Ariel Lassiter 41’ (Assisted Raul Mendiola, Alejandro Covarrubias)

OKC – Andy Craven 75’

Misconduct Summary:

OKC – José Angulo 11’ (caution)

LA – Alejandro Covarrubias 28’ (caution)

OKC – Coady Andrews 56’ (caution)

Lineup: Jon Kempin; Josh Turnley, Hugo Arellano, Bradley Diallo (Robert Castellanos 64’), Nathan Smith; Ariel Lassiter, Alejandro Covarrubias ©, Jaime Villarreal, Raul Mendiola; Bradford Jamieson IV (Ethan Zubak 69’), Justin Dhillon (Ryo Fujii 90’+1’)

Substitutions not used: Eric Lopez, Tyler Turner, Adrian Vera, Andre Zanga,

Stats:

LA: SHOTS: 10 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 2 | FOULS: 11| OFFSIDES: 5 | CORNERS: 0 | SAVES: 3 

OKC: SHOTS: 19 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 4 | FOULS: 7 | OFFSIDES: 4 | CORNERS: 6 | SAVES: 1

 

Head Referee: Michael Radchuck

Attendance: 705

NOTES:

  • LA Galaxy II (4-11-4, 16 points) earned their first three-game unbeaten streak of the season with a 1-1 draw against OKC Energy FC (6-8-5, 23 points) on Sunday night at the StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.
  • Ariel Lassiter scored LA’s only goal on the evening, his second for Los Dos in 2017. Lassiter recently recorded his first MLS goal, in the Galaxy’s road contest against New England Revolution on July 22.
  • LA Galaxy II are now 1-6-3 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium in 2017.
  • LA now sit 14th in the USL Western Conference standings with 16 points. They are 9 points off playoff inclusion.
  • Eight LA Galaxy players participated in the match for Los Dos: Jon Kempin, Hugo Arellano, Bradley Diallo, Nathan Smith, Ariel Lassiter, Jaime Villarreal, Raul Mendiola and Bradford Jamieson IV.
  • It was the first LA Galaxy II match that an LA Galaxy player had participated in since Jack McBean and Ariel Lassiter started in a home match for Los Dos on May 27.
  • Justin Dhillon leads the Galaxy with six goals.
  • Andre Zanga, Ethan Zubak, Raul Mendiola and Justin Dhillon co-lead the team with two assists.
  • 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, Los Dos will host Orange County SC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 2 followed by another fixture against Phoenix Rising FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 5. Tickets for both matches are available now at www.lagalaxy.com/schedule/2.
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