Match Report: LA Galaxy II fall in disappointing result to OKC Energy FC

LA Galaxy II (9-14-6, 33 points) fell 3-1 to OKC Energy FC (11-14-5, 38 points) at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium on Wednesday night. Los Dos opened the scoring in the match, but OKC earned the comeback win with three unanswered goals.

Los Dos were the more imposing team at the match’s beginning, wearing out the grass on OKC Energy FC’s end for the first quarter of the contest. Frank Lopez slyly earned a penalty in the 12th minute of the match and banked his take off the right post to give LA Galaxy II the early lead.

One casual possession in the 40th minute went awry for Los Dos, when a turnover led into a three-on-two breakaway. OKC executed, with José Barril being the one to get his name on the scoresheet. A kick save from LA Galaxy II’s Eric Lopez in the extra-time of first half helped Galaxy keep things level headed into the break.

But momentum shift was complete at halftime, with Los Dos unable to regain the dominance they had shown in the match’s first 25 minutes.

In the 72nd, lax defending from Los Dos allowed OKC’s Phillip Rasmussen to volley home the game-winner. Eight minutes later, Alex Dixon iced the match after OKC quickly passed their way into the LA Galaxy II end.

The match put a severe dent in LA Galaxy II’s playoff hopes. With a win, Los Dos would have leaped to 10th in the USL Conference. With the loss, Los Dos are now 10 points off 8th place, sitting at 13th in the conference with just four games to play. LA Galaxy II are back in action this weekend, taking on Reno 1868 FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Greater Nevada Field.

Scoring Summary:
LA – Frank Lopez 13’ (penalty kick)
OKC - José Barril 40’ (Assisted by Adam Jahn)
OKC – Phillip Rasmussen 72’ (Assisted by Kyle Hyland)
OKC – Alex Dixon 81’ (Assisted by Callum Ross)

Misconduct Summary:
OKC – Atiba Harris (caution) 32’
LA – Andre Zanga 69’
OKC – Adam Jahn 88’

Lineups:

LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez; Diedie Traore (Kobe Hernandez 89’), Jean Engola, Andre Zanga; Nate Shultz, Adrian Vera, Emmanuel Appiah, Geoffrey Acheampong (Jorge Hernandez 82’), Miguel Aguilar (Jonathan Hernandez 89’); Efrain Alvarez, Frank Lopez

Substitutions not used: Wade Hamilton, Hugo Arellano.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 4.

OKC Energy FC: Cody Laurendi; Drew Beckle, Atiba Harris, Justin Chavez, Kyle Hyland; Callum Ross, Phillip Rasmussen, Marco Bustos (Christian Volesky 63’), Jose Barril (Jonathan Brown 78’), Alex Dixon; Adam Jahn

Substitutions not used: Bryan Byars, Richard Dixon, Christian Ibeagha, Miguel Gonzalez, Juan Guzman.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1.

Referee: Michael Radchuck

Attendance: 751

NOTES:

  • LA Galaxy II (9-13-6, 33 points) earned a 2-1 comeback win over Las Vegas Lights FC (7-15-6, 27 points) on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
  • LA Galaxy II are now 6-4-4 at home this season.
  • Frank Lopez scored his ninth goal of the 2018 season with his penalty kick in the first half.
  • Ethan Zubak continues to lead LA Galaxy II in goals this season (10).
  • LA Galaxy II finished the 2017 season with a 4-8-4 home record and a 4-11-1 away record.
  • Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to Nevada to face Reno 1868 FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Greater Nevada Field.
  • For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.