Match Report: LA Galaxy II fall 1-0 to OKC Energy FC on the road

LA Galaxy II (3-8-4, 13 points) fell 1-0 to OKC Energy FC (5-10-1, 16 points) on Saturday evening on the road.

A battle of possession ensued throughout the first half, with both sides seeing scoring opportunities. The standout chance for LA Galaxy II came in the 39th minute. John Requejo found Frank Lopez with a cross in the center of the box who then headed the ball just wide of the post. Ultimately, unable to capitalize, the teams entered the half at 0-0.

Both sides came out of halftime determined to find the back of the net. Justin Dhillon forced OKC Energy goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel to remain alert with testing shots in the 73rd and 82nd minutes.

However, OKC found a way to break through Galaxy II’s defensive front, with Christian Volesky scoring a late goal in the 90th minute on an uncleared corner kick. Volesky co-leads OKC Energy in goals scored this season.

LA Galaxy II will remain in Oklahoma to face off against Tulsa Roughnecks FC for the second time this season on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. PT. The match will be streamed on ESPN+.

Scoring Summary:

OKC – Christian Volesky 90’ (Assisted by Philip Rasmussen)

Misconduct Summary:

OKC – Jaime Siaj 45’+5’
LA – Andre Ulrich Zanga 56’

Lineups:

LA Galaxy II: Wade Hamilton, Nate Shultz, John Requejo, Jean Engola (Andre Ulrich Zanga 16’), Hugo Arellano, Emmanuel Appiah, Miguel Aguilar, Julian Büscher ©, Adrián Vera (Jonathan Hernandez 67’), Ethan Zubak, Frank Lopez (Justin Dhillon 60’)

Substitutions not used: John Pulskamp, Geoffrey Acheampong

TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1.

OKC Energy FC: Matt Van Oekel; Christian Ibeagha, Shawn McLaws, Justin Chavez ©, Drew Beckie, Callum Ross (Francis Atuahene 76’), Hugh Alexander Dixon, Philip Rasmussen, José Barril, Jonathan Brown (Miguel González 13’), Jaime Siaj (Christian Volesky 90’)

Substitutions not used: Bryan Byars, Joseph Adjei, Max Gunderson, Ryley Kraft

TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 6; OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3.

Referee: Lorant Varga
Attendance: 4,015

NOTES:

  • LA Galaxy II (3-8-4, 13 points) fell to OKC Energy (2-4-4, 10 points) with a final score of 1-0 on Saturday evening at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City.
  • LA Galaxy II are now 0-6-2 away from home this season.
  • Los Dos are 3-2-2 at home in 2018.
  • LA Galaxy II sit 14th in the USL Western Conference standings.
  • Julian Büscher leads LA Galaxy II in assists this season (5).
  • Zubak leads LA Galaxy II in goals this season (7).
  • LA Galaxy II finished the 2017 season with a 4-8-4 home record and a 4-11-1 away record.
  • LA Galaxy II remain on the road to face Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Wednesday, June 27 (5:30 p.m. PT) for a second time this season.
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