After a largely dormant 81 minutes of soccer, Romain Alessandrini's goal broke through to hand the LA Galaxy a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico on Friday at StubHub Center.
While both teams had a few half-chances in the game, the respective 18-yard boxes were largely uncharted territory. But Alessandrini found the breakthrough in the 82nd minute, as he continued a good individual play by Emmanuel Boateng by crushing a shot past San Jose goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.
The Quakes almost tied up the game in the 90th minute off a second chance on a free kick, but Danny Hoesen's attempt was saved by David Bingham and clanged off the crossbar before it was cleared off the line.
- 82' – LA – Romain Alessandrini