Match Report: LA Galaxy II battle for a point with San Antonio, 1-1

LA Galaxy II (7-14-5, 26 points) wrapped up a three-game home stand with a 1-1 draw against San Antonio FC (13-2-10, 49 points) on Saturday night at StubHub Center.

LA Galaxy II set the tone in a physical first half, holding a high line and pressing San Antonio from the gate. LA got eight shots off, while stifling San Antonio offensively and earning a first-half shutout.

The Galaxy came out with the same game plan in the second half, and were rewarded immediately. In the 51st minute, an unmarked Jean Engola headed home a corner from Alejandro Covarrubias for his first goal of the season.

But in the 88th, Engola conceded a foul just outside his team’s own penalty box. San Antonio FC midfielder Michael Reed stepped up and laced a perfect free kick into the back of the net.

In a stretch of three homes games in seven days, Los Dos earned four points with their draw against San Antonio FC and a 1-0 win over Rio Grande Valley FC last Sunday. Next, Los Dos travel to face Sacramento Republic FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Sacramento.

Scoring Summary:

LA – Jean Engola 51’ (Assisted by Alejandro Covarrubias)

Misconduct Summary:

SA – Cyprian Hedrick 35’

LA – Tyler Turner 37’

LA – Ethan Zubak 42’

LA – Jack McBean 45’

LA – Jonah Estrada 90’+3’

Lineup: Eric Lopez; Tyler Turner, Jean Engola, Jefrey Payeras, Nathan Smith; Jonathan Hernandez (Jorge Hernandez 67’), Andre Zanga, Alejandro Covarrubias, Adrian Vera; Ethan Zubak (Jonah Estrada 89’), Jack McBean

Substitutions not used: Bennett Sneddon, Leonardo Sepulveda, Efrain Alvarez

Stats:

LA: SHOTS: 16 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 7 | FOULS: 19 | OFFSIDES: 6 | CORNERS: 6 | SAVES: 3 

SA: SHOTS: 11 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 4 | FOULS: 10 | OFFSIDES: 5 | CORNERS: 2 | SAVES: 6

Head Referee: Daniel Radford

Attendance: 1,275

NOTES

  • LA Galaxy II (7-14-5, 26 points) wrapped up a three-game home stand with a 1-1 draw against San Antonio FC (13-2-10, 49 points) on Saturday night at StubHub Center.LA Galaxy II are 3-8-3 at home, San Antonio FC are 7-2-3 on the road.
  • In a stretch of three homes games in seven days, Los Dos earned four points with their draw against San Antonio FC and a 1-0 win over Rio Grande Valley FC last Sunday.
  • Jean Engola scored his first professional goal.
  • LA Galaxy II are playing some of their best soccer of the season, suffering three losses in their last ten contests.
  • Justin Dhillon (6) and Adrian Vera (5) lead the team in goals this season.
  • Ethan Zubak and Jack McBean lead the team with 3 assists.
  • Next, Los Dos travel to face Sacramento Republic FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Sacramento.