Galaxy 4-1 Colorado: Galaxy flourish in front of home support

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LA Galaxy’s 4-1 win over Colorado Rapids on Sunday, was hard fought at StubHub Center. Galaxy are now in 7th place on the table and have 43 points while COLO sit in 11th with 39 points after 45 matches.

Galaxy started the match strongly, when Brugman opened the rout, 22 minutes in. Galaxy looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Edwards in the 28th minute to establish a 2-0. Galaxy then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Chicharito on the 31 minute mark, finishing the first half 3-0.

Galaxy fought back, when Brugman found the net once more, at 52 minutes. In the end though, COLO then grabbed a goal from Nicholson just before the full time, seing the match finish 4-1.

Substitutions for Galaxy included Chase Gasper, Alvarez, Joveljic, Cabral and Klještan for Edwards, Grandsir, Chicharito, Brugman and Delgado, respectively. COLO brought on Barrios, Lucas Esteves, Max, Darren Yapi and Warner, to replace Jonathan Lewis, Wilson, Rubio, Price and Gutierrez.

The referee booked Gutierrez, Abubakar, Beitashour, Barrios and Max for COLO and Costa saw the red card, for Galaxy.

Galaxy next face Real Salt Lake while COLO are at home to FC Dallas.

Technical card:
LA Galaxy:Bond, Cáceres, Coulibaly, Edwards (Chase Gasper, min.56), Araujo, Brugman (Cabral, min.80), Riqui Puig, Delgado (Klještan, min.80), Grandsir (Alvarez, min.68), Chicharito (Joveljic, min.69) and Costa
Colorado Rapids:Yarbrough, Wilson (Lucas Esteves, min.46), Abubakar, Beitashour, Rosenberry, Gutierrez (Warner, min.85), Price (Darren Yapi, min.64), Rubio (Max, min.63), Nicholson, Jonathan Lewis (Barrios, min.46) and Zardes
Stadium:StubHub Center
Goals:Brugman (1-0, min. 22), Edwards (2-0, min. 28), Chicharito (3-0, min. 31), Brugman (4-0, min. 52) and Nicholson (4-1, min. 91)