LA GALAXY WIN TWO SUCCESSIVE GAMES
Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy have now won their last two games in all competitions after beating Austin FC 4-1 at home. LA Galaxy built on their fantastic derby win over Los Angeles FC (LAFC) in the cup by recording a three-goal victory over Austin FC in an MLS clash played at Dignity Health Sports Park last week Sunday. Western Conference side LA Galaxy won the three points thanks to the big comeback victory over Austin FC.
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez had the chance to give LA Galaxy the lead at home to Austin FC when teammate Kevin Cabral was brought down by Zan Kalmanic, but his right-footed spot kick was saved by Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Struver. Hernandez also known as Chicharito scored with nine first half minutes left on the clock only for it to be ruled out by VAR. LA Galaxy failed to find the back of the net to back up their first half dominance as the two teams settled for a goalless draw.
Diego Fagundez scored the opening goal of the game for Austin FC eight minutes into the second half. The Austin lead lasted for just nine minutes after Chicharito levelled the score with a right-footed finish to the bottom corner from the left. Serbian Dejan Joveljic came off the bench to score the second LA Galaxy goal as the hosts took the lead for the first time in the game. Joveljic added another goal off the assist from Efrain Alvarez. Mexican player Alvarez then sealed the emphatic win with a fourth LA Galaxy goal.
LA Galaxy had beaten LAFC 3-1 at home in the round of 16 of the US Open Cup before the win over Austin made it two straight wins. With the win over Austin, LA Galaxy are up to fifth in the Western Conference with 23 points, while their opponents stay in fourth with 24 points.