Match Report: LA Galaxy II fall on the road to Swope Park Rangers, 3-0

LA Galaxy II Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy II 0, Swope Park Rangers 3
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. PT
2017 USL Regular Season
Swope Park Village
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KANSAS CITY (Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017) – LA Galaxy II (7-17-5, 26 points) fell 3-0 to Swope Park Rangers (16-7-6, 54 points) on Wednesday night at Swope Park Village in Kansas City.

The Galaxy had help Swope Park Rangers off the board for the majority of the first half, but in the 37th minute, Jean Engola and Leonardo Sepulveda misplayed a longball from SPR defender Colton Storm. Kharlton Belmar had positioned himself well, allowing himself an easy path to run onto the ball before tapping it through the legs of LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Bennett Sneddon for the score.

For the second, Lebo Moloto volleyed home a picture-perfect give-and-go with Christian Duke, leaving Sneddon with practically no chance to save. Amer Didic added to the scoreline just five minutes later, heading in a corner from the center of the box with service from Felipe Hernandez.

Four LA Galaxy Academy members participated in tonight’s match: Jake Arteaga, Leonardo Sepulveda, Jorge Hernandez and Jonah Estrada.

Los Dos wrap up their Midwestern road trip when they face OKC Energy FC at 3 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Scoring Summary:

SPR – Kharlton Belmar 37’ (Assisted by Colton Storm)

SPR – Lebo Moloto 53’ (Assisted by Christian Duke)

SPR – Amer Didic 58’ (Assisted by Felipe Hernandez)

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Andre Zanga 55’ (caution)

LA – Jonathan Hernandez 67’ (caution)

SPR – Nansel Selbol 69’ (caution)

LA – Jorge Hernandez 73’ (caution)

LA – Adrian Vera 83’ (caution)

Lineup: Bennet Sneddon; Jonathan Hernandez, Jake Arteaga, Jean Engola, Leonardo Sepulveda; Ryo Fujii, Alejandro Covarrubias, Andre Zanga (Jorge Hernandez 61’), Adrian Vera; Justin Dhillon (Jonah Estrada 73’), Ethan Zubak

Substitutions not used: Eric Lopez, Justin Vom Steeg, Jefrey Payeras, Josh Turnley, Alex Mendez

Stats:

SPR: SHOTS: 14 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 5 | FOULS: 9 | OFFSIDES: 4 | CORNERS: 7 | SAVES: 2 

LA: SHOTS: 5 | SHOTS ON TARGET: 2 | FOULS: 9 | OFFSIDES: 2 | CORNERS: 4 | SAVES: 2

NOTES

  • LA Galaxy II (7-17-5, 26 points) fell 3-0 to Swope Park Rangers (16-7-6, 54 points) on Wednesday night at Swope Park Village in Kansas City.
  • LA Galaxy II are 4-9-1 on the road this season. Swope Park Rangers are 10-2-3 at home.
  • Before tonight, Los Dos had cut their GAA in half from their last 12 games: from 2.35 to 1.16.
  • Four LA Galaxy Academy members participated in tonight’s match: Jake Arteaga, Leonardo Sepulveda, Jorge Hernandez and Jonah Estrada.
  • 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 travel again to face OKC Energy FC at 3 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City.
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