CARSON, Calif. – A load was lifted off the shoulders of Romain Alessandrini on Friday.
The Frenchman notched his first goal since the season opener in the Galaxy’s 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Alessandrini’s second goal of the year was a rocket as he blasted it 25 yards past goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell to give the Galaxy the win.
After being called offside and hitting the post multiple times in the last several matches, the striker was overjoyed to get back on the score sheet.
“It’s really important to me to score because I was really frustrated over the last few weeks. I tried a lot of things in the attack, but I missed a little bit of luck. Tonight, I got the goal and now I need to rest because step by step, I’m going to get better.”
Alessandrini didn't just provide the goal, but also helped out on the defensive end as he cleared out a dangerous chance in the dying moments of the game to preserve the victory. The talented French midfielder will now turn his attention to Wednesday when the Galaxy host FC Dallas.
“We want to keep going," Alessandrini said. "We want to win at home for the fans. It’s important for us to get back to the top.”