Match Report: LA Galaxy II open their homestand strong with win vs RGVFC, 1-0

LA Galaxy II Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy II 1, Rio Grande Valley FC 0
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. PT
2017 USL Regular Season
StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium
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LOS ANGELES (Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017) – LA Galaxy II (7-13-4, 25 points) defeated Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (7-12-7, 28 points) 1-0 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium on Sunday evening.

LA Galaxy II got on the board early when Ariel Lassiter blasted a golazo from distance in the 21st minute, lacing a left-footed strike into the top corner from over 30 yards out. The goal marked Lassiter’s fourth of the season and extended his goal streak to three games.

LA entered the half up 1-0, and continued to threaten with a flurry of chances on RGVFC in the second half. The Toros were close to finding an equalizer late in the match, but the young LA side showed maturity and collected their fourth shutout of the season.

LA Galaxy’s Ariel Lassiter, Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal, Raul Mendiola, Nathan Smith and Hugo Arellano all started the match.

Next, Los Dos face Reno 1868 FC on Wednesday, Sept. 6 followed by San Antonio FC on Saturday, Sept. 9; both games will take place at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium. The matches will be streamed live and for free on LAGalaxy.com/2. Tickets to the match are available for purchase here.

Scoring Summary:

LA – Ariel Lassiter 21’ (Assisted by Raul Mendiola)

Misconduct Summary:

RGV – Leo Ayola 49’ (caution)

LA – Jose Villarreal 51’ (caution)

LA – Ryo Fujii 72’ (caution)

Lineup: Bennett Sneddon; Tyler Turner, Hugo Arellano, Jefrey Payeras, Nathan Smith; Ariel Lassiter, Alejandro Covarrubiuas, Ryo Fujii (Andre Zanga 88’), Raul Mendiola; Jose Villarreal © (Adrian Vera 80’), Jack McBean (Ethan Zubak 45’)

Substitutions not used: Eric Lopez, Robert Castellanos, Jonathan Hernandez, Miguel Aguilar.

Stats:

LA: SHOTS: 11 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 1 | FOULS: 14 | OFFSIDES: 1 | CORNERS: 10 | SAVES: 4 

RGV: SHOTS: 14 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 5 | FOULS: 4 | OFFSIDES: 3 | CORNERS: 4 | SAVES: 1

Head Referee: Alejandro Mariscal

Attendance: 737

NOTES:

  • LA Galaxy II (7-13-4, 25 points) defeated Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (7-12-7, 28 points) 1-0 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium on Sunday evening.
  • Six LA Galaxy players started in the match: Ariel Lassiter, Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal, Raul Mendiola, Nathan Smith and Hugo Arellano.
  • Ariel Lassiter scored his third goal in his third straight appearance. He has four goals in seven appearances this season.
  • LA Galaxy II recorded their fourth shutout of the season.
  • Bennett Sneddon recorded his first shutout of the season.
  • LA Galaxy II are 3-7-3 at home, RGVFC are 3-8-2 on the road.
  • LA Galaxy II have suffered only two losses in their last eight contests.
  • Justin Dhillon (6) and Adrian Vera (5) lead the team in goals this season.
  • Ethan Zubak leads the team with 3 assists.
  • Next, Los Dos face Reno 1868 FC on Wednesday, Sept. 6 followed by San Antonio FC on Saturday, Sept. 9. Both games will take place at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.
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