Three things we learned from the LA Galaxy’s 3-0 win over Minnesota United FC presented by SNHU

CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano provides the Three Things We Learned from the LA Galaxy’s 3-0 victory over Minnesota United presented by SNHU.

JONATHAN DOS SANTOS OPENS HIS ACCOUNT IN BIG WIN

Jonathan Dos Santos notched his first goal in an LA Galaxy uniform in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Minnesota United.

Dos Santos’ tally came in the 22nd minute as Romain Alessandrini fed the Mexican international who headed a looping ball off the crossbar and into the back of the United net. The goal was initially not given, but with the help of the Video Assistant Referee, head official Alex Chilowicz awarded the goal. The talented central midfielder nearly added a second in the second half only to be denied by Minnesota goalkeeper Bobby Shuttlesworth.

The goal is a boost for Dos Santos as heading into the 2018 campaign as the 27-year-old central midfielder will be expected to do plenty heavy lifting for Sigi Schmid’s squad as he looks to return the Galaxy to the postseason.

ROMAIN ALESSANDRINI CEMENTS PLACE AS TEAM MVP

Romain Alessandrini’s remarkable debut season for the LA Galaxy was punctuated with a stellar showing on Sunday.

Alessandrini notched two goals and an assist to bring his season total to 13 goals and 11 assists as the Galaxy dominated Minnesota United at StubHub Center. The showing will surely lock down the LA Galaxy 2017 MVP award for Alessandrini, who was also placed on the shortlist for the league’s Newcomer of the Year honor earlier this week.  

After leading the Galaxy in both goals and assists in 2017, the talented Frenchman will have ample opportunity to shoulder the load for Los Angeles’ offense in 2018.

LA GALAXY END WORST SEASON AT HOME ON A HIGH

The LA Galaxy ended a historically poor year at StubHub Center on a high note with a victory over Minnesota United.

Los Angeles ended their 2017 home slate with just three victories this season and an overall record of 3-9-5 at StubHub Center. The mark is the lowest in club history, but Sunday’s win prevents the Galaxy from tying the 2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny’s single-season league record.

Sigi Schmid has repeatedly stated that he wants to turn StubHub Center into a tough place to play in once again, and that will be one of his top objectives heading into next season.

Adam Serrano is the LA Galaxy Insider. Read his blog at www.LAGalaxy.com/Insider and contact him at LAGalaxyInsider@Gmail.com.