On Sunday, LA Galaxy walked out of the California Clasico with only one point against San Jose. Despite dominating the first half, LA was only able to get on the board once. Plenty of missed opportunities, including a missed penalty kick hit off the crossbar, would come back to hurt the Galaxy in the second half. Despite not walking out with all three points, the Galaxy remains in the race for the Supporters’ Shield. If they want the Shield to stay within reach, the Galaxy must defeat Dallas at home this Saturday night.
Saturday night LA Galaxy II hosted their first playoff match after joining USL this season. Despite going down 1-0, LA was able to rally behind Chandler Hoffman and turn things around. Hoffman scored to tie the game at one and provided an assist to Charlie Rugg, who gave LA the lead. After moving past Rochester, Galaxy II will now be facing Sacramento on the road this upcoming Saturday night. LA was able to win just one of four games played between the two sides, that lone victory coming in Sacramento in the final game of the season.
The LA Galaxy Academy teams started their seasons with victories last weekend, and have continued dominating their opponents. After sweeping their opponents at different age groups last week, the Galaxy Academy teams did the same thing when they faced Arsenal FC, outscoring their opponents 14-1. The U-18’s and U-14’s were able to shut out their opponents 5-0 and 6-0, respectively, while the U-16’s obtained a 3-1 victory. That’s six wins in six games for the Galaxy Academy teams, who will be going up north to face the Earthquakes Academy and Juventus this upcoming weekend.