San Jose 2-3 Galaxy: LA take 5-goal thriller at Avaya Stadium

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LA Galaxy banked all three points against the San Jose in a 3-2 victory on Sunday, at Avaya Stadium. San Jose and Galaxy sit 14th and 4th places with 15 points and 27 points respectively.

Galaxy started the match strongly, when Chicharito found the net, at 12 minutes. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Brugman just before half-time, finishing the first half 2-0.

Galaxy continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Chicharito found the net once more, at 69 minutes. However, Quakes refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Espinoza after 73 minutes. They then scored again, thanks to a goal from Nathan Pelae just before the full time to give a final score of 3-2.

Substitutions for San Jose included Trauco, Remedi, Benjamin Kikanovic, Agren and Salinas for Tanner Beason, Judson, Cowell, Marie and Niko Tsakiris, respectively. Galaxy brought on Alvarez, Joveljic, Víctor Vázquez, Nick Depuy and Aguirre, to replace Cabral, Grandsir, Brugman, Chicharito and Riqui Puig.

There were bookings for Judson, Niko Tsakiris and Remedi from San Jose, and Chicharito, Grandsir and Bond, for Galaxy.

Technical card:
San Jose:Jt Marcinkowski, Nathan Pelae, Rodrigues, Tanner Beason (Trauco, min.58), Marie (Agren, min.70), Judson (Remedi, min.58), Yueill, Niko Tsakiris (Salinas, min.78), Cowell (Benjamin Kikanovic, min.70), Ebobisse and Espinoza
LA Galaxy:Bond, Williams, Coulibaly, Edwards, Araujo, Brugman (Víctor Vázquez, min.75), Riqui Puig (Aguirre, min.84), Delgado, Cabral (Alvarez, min.61), Chicharito (Nick Depuy, min.84) and Grandsir (Joveljic, min.75)
Stadium:Avaya Stadium
Goals:Chicharito (0-1, min. 12), Brugman (0-2, min. 42), Chicharito (0-3, min. 69), Espinoza (1-3, min. 73) and Nathan Pelae (2-3, min. 95)