Match Report: LA Galaxy II fight for comeback in Seattle

LA Galaxy II (10-15-7, 37 points) drew 2-2 with Seattle Sounders FC 2 (5-20-6, 21 points) on the road Wednesday night in Tacoma, Wash.

Los Dos fell behind late in the first half, taking on 2-0 deficit during a span of three minutes. On the first, a redirected save from Eric Lopez popped out to the top of the box, taken advantage of by an oncoming Alex Roldan. Three minutes later, Lamar Neagle bested Hugo Arellano placing a beautiful left-footed strike in the back of the next.

But LA Galaxy II would respond, with help from an expert free kick take from Emmanuel Appiah. Appiah popped the chance from just outside of the box over the wall and into the near-side netting in what was the finest free kick goal from an LA Galaxy II player this year.

Los Dos entered the half trailing one, and still struggled to threaten Seattle in the next 45. But, late in the second half, they found an equalizer with what would only be their second shot on target that night. The decisive moment came when Diedie Traore crossed in a perfect ball to Frank Lopez, who was right on the penalty spot. Lopez handled the cross, spun, and blasted the game-tying goal into the back of the net.

Next up, LA Galaxy II return for their final home game of the season against Sacramento Republic FC (16-7-8, 56 points) at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 6 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium. During the match, Los Dos will host their annual Fan Appreciation Night. Tickets to LA Galaxy II's final home match are available here.

Scoring Summary:
SEA – Alex Roldan 31’
SEA – Lamar Neagle 34’ (Assisted by Henry Wingo)
LA – Emmanuel Appiah 39’
LA – Frank Lopez 80’ (Assisted by Diedie Traore)

Misconduct Summary: 
LA – Geoffrey Acheampong 26’      

Lineups:

LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez; Andre Zanga, Hugo Arellano, Jean Engola; Adrian Vera (Jorge Hernandez 77’), DiedieTraore, Emmanuel Appiah, Nate Shultz (Julian Araujo 88’), Geoffrey Acheampong; Frank Lopez, Ethan Zubak © (Justin Dhillon 77’)

Substitutions not used: Carlos Zuniga, Justin Fiddes

TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2.

Seattle Sounders FC 2: Bryan Meredith; Jordan McCrary, Ibrahim Usman, Tony Alfaro, Khai Brisco; David Olsen, Jordy Delem (Antonee Burke-Gilroy 71’), Handwalla Bwana (David Estrada 62’), Henry Wingo; Alex Roldan, Lamar Neagle © (Marlon Vargas 82’)

Substitutions not used: Alec Diaz, Enrique Montana, Sam Fowler, Blake Malone

TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0.

Referee: Sergii Demianchuk

NOTES:

  • LA Galaxy II (10-15-6, 36 points) dominated Real Monarchs SLC (17-11-3, 54 points) by a score of 6-1 on Saturday night in Los Angeles. 
  • Emmanuel Appiah scored his second goal of the season with a free kick in the 39thminute.
  • Frank Lopez has now scored 12 goals in 25 appearances for LA Galaxy II.
  • 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 head north to play Seattle Sounders FC 2 (5-18-5, 20 points) at 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Cheney Stadium.
  • For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.
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