Houston 1-3 Galaxy: Chicharito helps lift LA to road success

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Houston Dynamo succumbed to a home defeat against LA Galaxy at BBVA Compass Stadium on Monday. Following this match, Houston are now in 13th place on the table and have 36 points while Galaxy sit in 4th with 50 points after 48 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Houston, when Sebastián Ferreira found the net on the 8 minute mark. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Riqui Puig producing an equaliser, at 31 minutes, bringing Galaxy level. However they weren’t finished yet and Chicharito made it 2-1, 32 minutes in, which saw the first half end 2-1.

Galaxy continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Joveljic found the net, 70 minutes in, leaving the final score at 3-1.

Substitutions for Houston included Herrera, Memo Rodríguez, Quiñones and Úlfarsson for Quintero, Baird, Vera and Sebastián Ferreira, respectively. Galaxy brought on Alvarez, Joveljic, Víctor Vázquez, Cabral and Chase Gasper, to replace Costa, Chicharito, Delgado, Grandsir and Edwards.

There were bookings for Parker and Memo Rodríguez from Houston, and Chicharito and Araujo, for Galaxy.

Technical card:
Houston Dynamo:Steve Clark, Bartlow, Parker, Lundqvist, Dorsey, Carrasquilla, Vera (Quiñones, min.77), Quintero (Herrera, min.61), Picault, Baird (Memo Rodríguez, min.61) and Sebastián Ferreira (Úlfarsson, min.88)
LA Galaxy:Bond, Cáceres, Coulibaly, Edwards (Chase Gasper, min.77), Araujo, Brugman, Riqui Puig, Delgado (Víctor Vázquez, min.73), Grandsir (Cabral, min.73), Chicharito (Joveljic, min.66) and Costa (Alvarez, min.66)
Stadium:BBVA Compass Stadium
Goals:Sebastián Ferreira (1-0, min. 8), Riqui Puig (1-1, min. 31), Chicharito (1-2, min. 32) and Joveljic (1-3, min. 70)