Daniel Salloi scored his third of the season early, Diego Rubio added his fifth before halftime, and Sporting Kansas City held on to defeat the LA Galaxy 2-1 victory and move back within a point of the Western Conference lead on Sunday afternoon.
Salloi's strike comes just four days after poking home what proved the winner in SKC's 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls in the U.S. Open Cup Final.
Romain Alessandrini scored on blistering second-half free kick to pull a goal back, but couldn't prevent the LA Galaxy from falling to a seventh defeat in nine games. The result all-but-mathematically makes the postseason out of reach for LA, who sit 12 points beneath the playoff line with four matches to play.
- SKC: Saturday, September 30th vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (9 pm ET | TSN, MLS LIVE in Canada)
- SEA: Wednesday, September 27th at Houston Dynamo (8:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 1, Sporting Kansas City 2
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 – 11 a.m. PT
2017 MLS Regular Season
Children’s Mercy Park – Kansas City, Kansas
SKC – Daniel Salloi (Assisted by Diego Rubio) 18’
SKC – Diego Rubio (Assisted by Seth Sinovic) 35’
LA – Romain Alessandrini 58’
LA – Jonathan dos Santos (caution) 1’
LA – Michael Ciani (caution) 55’
LA – Jack McBean (caution) 90’
LA Galaxy: Clement Diop; Gyasi Zardes, Dave Romney, Michael Ciani, Ashley Cole; Jonathan dos Santos ©, João Pedro (Rafael Garcia 31’); Romain Alessandrini, Bradford Jamieson IV (Jack McBean 82’), Emmanuel Boateng (Ariel Lassiter 75’); Giovani dos Santos.
Substitutions not used : Jon Kempin, Nathan Smith, Hugo Arellano,, Jack McInerney.
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
TOTAL SHOTS: 3; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 2
Sporting Kansas City: Tim Melia; Ike Opara, Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler © (Erik Palmer-Brown 90’), Graham Zusi; Illie Sanchez, Jimmy Medranda (Benny Feilhaber 63’), Roger Espinoza, Daniel Salloi; Diego Rubio, Cristian Lobato (Gerso Fernandez 75’).
Substitutions not used: Andrew Dykstra, Latif Blessing, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Kevin, Oliveira.
Head Coach: Peter Vermes
TOTAL SHOTS: 4; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2
Referee: Marc Geiger
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, C.J. Morgante
4th Official: Armando Villarreal
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): Alex Chilowicz