In another crucial match, LA Galaxy II (10-8-9, 39 points) defeated Real Monarchs SLC (10-9-7, 37 points) 3-1 on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium for a second consecutive home win.
The first 30 minutes of the match couldn’t have been better for LA Galaxy II. Los Dos controlled the tempo of the game from the first whistle, and it didn’t take them long to find the back of Real Monarchs’ net.
In the 10th minute, Kai Koreniuk blew by his defender to put in a cross that deflected kindly to the feet of Jose Hernandez, who slotted home the opener. The second goal came just five minutes later, when a Geoffrey Acheampong corner found the head of Tomas Hilliard-Arce at the near post, who put the ball away at the far post.
LA Galaxy II started off the second half just as strong, adding another goal to their lead in the 68th minute. Less than 60 seconds after checking in, Ivan Gutierrez took it all the way to the house after a backheel assist from Augustine Williams that put Gutierrez in on goal.
Real Monarchs were able to get one goal late, but it wasn’t enough, as LA Galaxy II made it three wins in their last four outings.
LA – Jose Hernandez 10’
LA – Tomas Hilliard-Arce 16’ (Assisted by Geoffrey Acheampong)
LA – Ivan Gutierrez 68’ (Assisted by Augustine Williams)
RM – Justin Portillo 88’ (Assisted by Luis Arriaga)
RM – Steve Jasso 8’ (caution)
LA – Jose Hernandez 34’ (caution)
LA – Omar Ontiveros 35’ (caution)
RM – Justin Portillo 45’ (caution)
LA – Nate Shultz 51’ (caution)
LA – Kai Koreniuk 53’ (caution)
RM – Noah Powder 75’ (caution)
RM – Erik Holt 87’ (caution)
LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez; Nate Shultz (John Requejo 74’), Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Omar Ontiveros, Justin Fiddes; Geoffrey Acheampong (Jorge Hernandez 68’), Carlos Harvey, Jose Hernandez, Mohammed Kamara, Augustine Williams, Kai Koreniuk (Ivan Gutierrez 68’).
Substitutions not used: Abraham Romero, Abdalla Shaibu;, Don Tchilao, Adrian Vera.
Head Coach: Junior Gonzalez
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 1.
Real Monarchs SLC: Andrew Putna; Erik Holt, Kalen Ryden, Noah Powder, Steve Jasso; Kyle Coffee, Jordan Pena (Luis Arriaga HT), Maikel Chang (Luis Palma 71’), Justin Portillo; Jack Blake (Damian German 80’), Julian Vazquez
Substitutions not used: Evan Finney, Konrad Plewa, Sam Brown, Cristian Calix.
Head Coach: Jamison Olave
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 0; SAVES: 4.
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal
- LA Galaxy II (10-8-9, 39 points) defeated Real Monarchs SLC (10-9-7, 37 points) 3-1 on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium for a second consecutive home win.
- LA Galaxy II are 5-4-5 at home in 2019.
- LA Galaxy II finished the 2018 USL season with a 7-6-4 home record and a 3-11-3 away record.
- Next up, LA Galaxy II travel to face Phoenix Rising FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex.
- For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.