LA Galaxy II (4-4-2, 14 points) fell 3-0 to Fresno FC (4-1-4, 16 points) snapping their five-game unbeaten stretch at home.
Fresno FC controlled the game from the start, keeping most of the play in Los Dos’ half. The pressure resulted in two goals within the opening 45 minutes. In the 26th minute, LA Galaxy II conceded a penalty kick after an apparent handball from Adrian Vera. Jackson stepped up to the spot for Fresno and converted with a right footed shot to the top left corner. Eight minutes later, Jackson laid one off across the box for Qudus Lawal who volleyed it to the back of Los Dos’ net.
LA Galaxy II almost pulled themselves within one before halftime. Jose Hernandez stole the ball from a Fresno defender and poked it to Ethan Zubak who was running on goal. Zubak curled the ball around goalkeeper CJ Cochran to find the back of the net. However, the offside flag was lifted and the goal was called off. The Galaxy entered halftime down by two.
It didn’t take long for the Foxes to find their third goal of the match. Lawal secured a brace with a goal in the 56th minute assisted by Seth Moses.
Although Los Dos had 11 shots in the second half, none of those shots landing on target, leaving the home side with little in terms of scoring chances.
Next up, LA Galaxy II hit the road to take on Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas on Saturday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. PT
FRS – Jackson (PK) 26’
FRS – Qudus Lawal (Assisted by Jackson) 34’
FRS – Qudus Lawal (Assisted by Seth Moses) 55’
LA – Jose Hernandez 35’
FRS – Zachary Ellis-Hayden 47’
LA – Brian Iloski 51’
LA – Kai Koreniuk 74’
FRS – Ramon Del Campo 76’
FRS – Seth Moses 82’
LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez; John Requejo (Nick DePuy 64’), Michael Gallagher, Tomas Hilliard-Arce ©, Nate Shultz; Kai Koreniuk (Jorge Hernandez 82’), Jose Hernandez, Adrian Vera, Don Tchilao (Augustine Williams 53’); Ethan Zubak
Substitutions not used: Abraham Romero, Omar Ontiveros
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2.
Fresno FC: CJ Cochran; Zachary Ellis-Hayden, Elijah Martin, Mickey Daly ©, Roman Martin Del Campo; Hiroki Kurimoto, Seth Moses, Jackson Pereira (Jemal Johnson 75’), Arun Basuljevic; Qudus Lawal (Jaime Chavez 74’), Christian Chaney (Juan Pablo Caffa 65’)
Substitution not used: Sam Howard, Sam Strong, Diego Casillas, Emir Alihodzic
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 0.
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
Assistant Referees: Kevin Lock, Christopher Calderon
Fourth Official: Daniel Radford
- LA Galaxy II (4-4-2, 14 points) fell 3-0 to Fresno FC (4-1-4, 16 points) snapping their five-game unbeaten stretch at home.
- LA Galaxy II are 3-2-2 at home this season.
- Kai Koreniuk leads the team in goals this year (4).
- Brian Iloski, Emil Cuello, Ernesto Walker and Kai Koreniuk co-lead the team in assists this year (2).
- LA Galaxy II finished the 2018 USL Championship season with a 7-6-4 home record and a 3-11-3 away record.
- Next up LA Galaxy II are back at home to host Fresno FC at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium on Sunday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. PT.