LA Galaxy II (4-6-6, 18 points) fell 4-2 on the road to Reno 1868 FC (6-3-5, 23 points) on Saturday evening in Reno, Nev.
LA Galaxy II opened the scoring early in the match when Reno’s Zach Carroll was called for a handball in the penalty area, which resulted in a Los Dos penalty kick. Frank Lopez stepped up to spot and converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner in the 3rd minute, beating out Reno’s goalkeeper Matt Bersano.
Reno 1868 FC quickly responded to going down, scoring two goals of their own within six minutes of each other thanks to Corey Hertzog and Daniel Musovski. But LA Galaxy II got the last word of the first half. John Requejo made a great run down the left side and sent a brilliant long ball into the box. Augustine Williams directed Requejo’s ball on goal with a diving header. With the goal, the sides entered halftime with two goals apiece.
After coming out very strong in the second half, Los Dos lost steam after Reno scored another pair of goals within five minutes in the 60th and 65th minutes. The Galaxy’s prospects for getting another goal slipped further away when Omar Ontiveros was shown a second yellow in the 80th minute. Los Dos played the remaining 10 minutes plus stoppage time with ten men.
Next up, LA Galaxy II return home to host USL Championship expansion side New Mexico United at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. PT. Tickets to the match are available here.
LA – Frank Lopez (PK) 3’
RNO – Corey Hertzog (Assisted by Sam Gleadle) 7’
RNO – Daniel Musovski (Assisted by Raul Mendiola) 13’
LA – Augustine Williams (Assisted by John Requejo) 30’
RNO – Sam Gleadle (Assisted by Sergio Rivas) 60’
RNO – Aidan Apodaca (Assisted by Seth Casiple) 65’
LA – Omar Ontiveros (Caution) 50’
LA – Omar Ontiveros (Ejection) 80’
LA Galaxy II: Abraham Romero; John Requejo (Kobe Hernandez-Foster 68’), Michael Gallagher ©, Nick DePuy, Nate Shultz; Jorge Hernandez, Adrian Vera, Omar Ontiveros, Jose Hernandez (Adam Saldaña 78’); Frank Lopez, Augustine Williams
Substitutions not used: Eric Lopez, Mauricio Cuevas, Justin Fiddes, Don Tchilao, Oscar Cervantes
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE:0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2.
Reno 1868 FC: Matt Bersano; Zach Carroll ©, Duke Lacroix, Brent Richards, Benjamin Galindo; Sam Gleadle, Sergio Rivas, Seth Casiple, Raul Mendiola; Corey Hertzog, Daniel Musovski (Aidan Apodaca 62’)
Substitution not used: Damion Lewis, Nathan Aune, Yosimar Hernandez, Thomas Janjigian, Emrah Klimenta, Mark Hernández
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 5; OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 3.
Referee: Calin Radosav
Assistant Referees: Michael Kampmeinert & Stephen McGonagle
Fourth Official: Jamie Padilla
- LA Galaxy II (4-6-6, 18 points) fell 4-2 on the road to Reno 1868 FC (6-3-5, 23 points) on Saturday evening in Reno, Nev.
- LA Galaxy II are 1-4-2 away from home this season.
- Kai Koreniuk leads the team in goals this year (4).
- Brian Iloski leads the team in assists this year (3).
- 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 return home to host USL Championship expansion side New Mexico United at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. PT. Tickets to the match are available here.