With five games remaining in their 2021 USL Championship campaign, LA Galaxy II will arrive on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. PT live on ESPN + at Heart Health Park against Sacramento Republic FC.
This year Los Dos are 10-12-5 (35 points), with 46 goals scored and 49 goals conceded for a goal difference of -3. In their most recent game, LA Galaxy II clinched their third consecutive away win in a league game with a 1-0 win over Las Vegas Lights FC on October 8 at Cashman Field. With the win over Las Vegas, LA Galaxy II remains fourth in the Pacific Division, two points behind third-placed Orange County SC (10-9-7, 37 points) and one point ahead of fifth-placed Oakland Roots SC (9-11- 7, 34 points). The top four teams in each league in the regular season will advance to a regionalized individual elimination round for the playoffs.
During the 2021 season, Preston Judd is ninth in the league in goals scored (12) while Jorge Hernández is second in LA with 11 goals, including the league leader with 72 chances created. Vom Steeg leads the team and ranks fourth in the league with seven shutouts and 56 saves in 19 games in 2021. Josh Drack finished 13th in the USL Championship with six assists.
Wednesday’s competition marks the fourth and final meeting between LA and Sacramento in 2021, dividing the series 1-1-1. At the last clash between the two clubs, Galaxy II scored a 2-0 away win against Sacramento on September 26th. Notably, LA Galaxy II holds a 7-6-0 record in 13 games played on the street during the 2021 campaign. LA are 4-1-0 in their last five games, following a 1-0 win over Oakland Roots SC on September 18. The road win over Las Vegas marked LA’s third roadblock in a row since September 18.
In 2020 Los Dos finished the regular season 8-6-2 with 26 points (4-3-1 at home and 4-3-1 away), taking them second place in the Group B standings and one place in the USL Championship Playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Head Coach Junior Gonzalez holds a 24-24-10 record during his tenure as head coach at LA Galaxy II and has led the team to two consecutive playoff appearances. In the seven years of USL Championship competition, Los Dos has qualified for the playoffs five times, in addition to a USL Western Conference Championship in 2015.
LA Galaxy II competes in the USL Championship Western Conference Pacific Division for the 2021 campaign alongside the following clubs: Las Vegas Lights FC, Oakland Roots SC, Orange County SC, Phoenix Rising FC, Sacramento Republic FC, San Diego Loyal SC and Tacoma Defiance .
LA Galaxy II 2, Sacramento Republic FC 0 – September 26, 2021