The LA Galaxy's woeful 2017 got worse on Sunday, as their California Clasico rivals the San Jose Earthquakes handed them their eighth home defeat of the season thus far, cruising to a 3-0 win at StubHub Center.
Valeri "Vako" Qazaishvili opened the scoring with a firm finish just before halftime, and LA were forced to play most of the second half with 10 men after defender Nathan Smith was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Andres Imperiale.
That was too much for the Galaxy to overcome, with Marco Ureña and Chris Wondolowski adding late exclamation points to salt away the result, which propels the Quakes into sixth place in the Western Conference.
- LA: Saturday, Sept. 2 – vs. Colorado (11 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
- SJ: Saturday, Sept. 9 – at Toronto FC (5 pm ET | TSN in Canada, MLS LIVE in US)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 0, San Jose Earthquakes 3
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. PT
2017 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
SJ – Valeri Qazaishvili 45’+3’ (Assisted by Shea Salinas)
SJ – Marcos Urena 80’ (Assisted by Jackson Yueill)
SJ – Chris Wondolowski 90’+2
SJ – Fatai Alashe 20’ (caution)
LA – Bradley Diallo 45’ (caution)
LA – Nathan Smith 57’ (ejection)
SJ – Danny Hoesen 87’ (caution)
LA Galaxy: Jon Kempin; Pele van Anholt (Nathan Smith 26’), Daniel Steres, Dave Romney, Bradley Diallo; Jonathan dos Santos, João Pedro; Bradford Jamieson IV (Ariel Lassiter 63’), Giovani dos Santos (c), Emmanuel Boateng (Jose Villarreal 70’); Gyasi Zardes
Substitutions not used: Clement Diop, Rafael Garcia, Jermaine Jones, Jack McInerney.
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
TOTAL SHOTS:14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 8
San Jose Earthquakes: Andrew Tarbell; Andres Imperiale, Kofi Sarkodie, Fatai Alashe, Shea Salinas; Tommy Thompson (Jahmir Hyka 76’), Valeri Qazaishvilli (Danny Hoesen 71’), Darwin Cerén, Marco, Ureña (Quincy Amarikwa 90’+1), Chris Wondolowski ©, Jackson Yueill.
Substitutions not used: David Bingham, Kip Colvey, Victor Bernardez.
Head Coach: Chris Leitch
TOTAL SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 11; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 3
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Corey Rockwell
Fourth Official: Ricardo Salazar