LA Galaxy II (11-10-11, 44 points) fell 2-0 to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (7-20-5, 26 points) on Saturday night in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Galaxy were undone in the later part of the first half, conceding goals to Matthew Hundley and Saeed Robinson before the halftime whistle.
On the first, midfielder Shane Malcolm initiated the fast break with a sideline meg, then found Saeed Robinson making a run into the box. Robinson whiffed on his attempt, but the ball rolled perfectly into the path of Hundley at the back post, who put away the opener.
Robinson got his chance 10 minutes later, on a rebound of his own shot. It was the first time since June that Colorado Springs scored more than one goal in a match.
This was the second of three straight matches on the road for LA Galaxy II. LA Galaxy II away next weekend taking on Fresno FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif.
COS – Matthew Hundley (Assisted by Shane Malcolm)
COS – Saeed Robinson
COS – Sebastian Anderson 48’ (caution)
LA – Mohammed Kamara 49’ (caution)
LA – Nick DePuy 70’ (caution)
COS – Rony Argueta 77’ (caution)
COS – Cesar Romero 79’ (caution)
LA – Tomas Hilliard-Arce 84’ (caution)
LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez; Nate Shultz, Tomas Hilliard-Arce ©, Nick DePuy, Justin Fiddes; Omar Ontiveros (Adrian Vera 80’), Jose Hernandez (Ivan Gutierrez 66’), Brian Illoski (Jorge Hernandez HT); Mohammed Kamara, Ethan Zubak, Kai Koreniuk
Substitutions not used: Abraham Romero, Mauricio Cuevas, Abdallah Shaibu, Adam Saldaña.
Head Coach: Junior Gonzalez
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Andre Rawls; Ish Jome, Abdul Rwatubyaye, Kris Reaves, Sebastian Anderson; Jordan Schweitzer, Rony Argueta, Shane Malcolm (Tucker Bone 87’); Matt Hundley (Cesar Romero 78’), Saed Robinson, Jordan Burt ©
Substitutions not used: Steward Ceus, Jamal Jack, Sam Raben, Austin Dewing, Fernando Delfin.
Head Coach: Wolde Harris
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1.
Referee: Lorant Varga
- LA Galaxy II are 5-6-5 on the road in 2019.
- Los Dos are 6-4-3 since Interim Manager Junior Gonzalez has taken over.
- Kai Koreniuk leads LA Galaxy II with nine goals this season.
- Jose Hernandez now leads the team in assists (5).
- LA Galaxy II finished the 2018 USL season with a 7-6-4 home record and a 3-11-3 away record.
- LA Galaxy II are on the road next weekend taking on Fresno FC at 7:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif.
- For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.