Galaxy 4-1 Austin: Galaxy cruise to a big home win over Los Verdes

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LA Galaxy beat Austin with a thumping 4-1 victory on Monday at StubHub Center. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Galaxy were looking for a victory after a 1-1 draw against Minnesota United. Austin, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Orlando City. Following today’s result, Galaxy are in 4th place, with 23 points from 19 matches, while Austin sit in 3rd, with 24 points from 19.

After a goalless first half, Whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Los Verdes who started the second half well, with Fagundez finding the net at the 53 minute mark. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Chicharito producing an equaliser, at 61 minutes, bringing Galaxy level. Galaxy looked to have the game under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Joveljic in the 64th minute to establish a 2-1. The momentum was now with Galaxy, who then scored again through a second effort from Joveljic, 88 minutes in to establish a 3-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Alvarez just before the final whistle with a final score of 4-1.

For Galaxy, Alvarez, Joveljic, Chase Gasper, Aguirre and Leerdam, came on for Víctor Vázquez, Grandsir, Edwards, Chicharito and Cabral. Austin brought on Finlay, Nick Lima, Gallagher, Felipe Martins and Djitte, to replace Wolff, Kolmanic, Jiménez, Fagundez and Maxi Urruti.

The referee booked Raveloson and Joveljic for Galaxy.

Technical card:
LA Galaxy:Bond, Nick Depuy, Williams, Edwards (Chase Gasper, min.68), Araujo, Víctor Vázquez (Alvarez, min.46), Raveloson, Delgado, Grandsir (Joveljic, min.57), Cabral (Leerdam, min.79) and Chicharito (Aguirre, min.68)
Austin:Stuver, Gabrielsen, Cascante, Kolmanic (Nick Lima, min.66), Jiménez (Gallagher, min.66), Ring, Pereira, Driussi, Fagundez (Felipe Martins, min.75), Wolff (Finlay, min.66) and Maxi Urruti (Djitte, min.82)
Stadium:StubHub Center
Goals:Fagundez (0-1, min. 53), Chicharito (1-1, min. 61), Joveljic (2-1, min. 64), Joveljic (3-1, min. 88) and Alvarez (4-1, min. 90)