Match Report: LA Galaxy II secure first win of 2019 season against Tacoma Defiance

LA Galaxy II (1-1-0, 3 points) secured a 3-0 victory on the road against Tacoma Defiance (1-1-0, 3 points).

LA Galaxy II looked refocused after a difficult loss last weekend at home against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. In the opening minutes of play, Los Dos had multiple scoring opportunities and were able to convert on one in the 24th minute. Ernesto Walker showed his strength in the box by shrugging off a defender to fire off a shot. Augustine Williams tucked the shot past Tacoma goalkeeper Trey Muse to put Los Dos on the board first.

In the 41st minute, Los Dos found their second goal of the night after Walker tip-toed by Tacoma Defiance defenders into the six-yard box. Walker chipped the ball over Muse to find the back of the net, recording his first goal with LA Galaxy II. The away side entered halftime up by two.

Coming out of Head Coach Mike Muñoz’s halftime chat, Los Dos continued to press offensively in search of their  third goal. In the 60thminute, Diedie Traore sent a perfectly weighted long ball into the box, finding Williams who headed a floater over Tacoma’s keeper. With the goal, Williams secured his first brace for LA Galaxy II.  

Next up, LA Galaxy II continue their road trip as they face Real Monarchs SLC at 12 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 23 at Zions Bank Stadium.

Scoring Summary:
LA – Augustine Williams (Assisted by Ernesto Walker) 24’
LA – Ernesto Walker 41’
LA – Augustine Williams (Assisted by Diedie Traore) 60’

Misconduct Summary:
LA – Carlos Harvey 29’
LA – Geoffrey Acheampong 68’
TAC – Joel Rydstrand 68’

Lineups:

LA Galaxy II: Justin Vom Steeg; Nate Shultz, Nick DePuy, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Diedie Traore (Justin Fiddes 86’); Carlos Harvey; Jose Hernandez, Ernesto Walker, Geoffrey Acheampong © (Adrian Vera 76’), Kai Koreniuk (Don Tchiloa 60’); Augustine Williams

Substitutions not used: Eric Lopez, Michael Gallagher, Omar Ontiveros

TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2.

Tacoma Defiance: Trey Muse; Henry Wingo (Modou NDow 45’), Jonathan Campbell, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Matt Nance; Danny Leyva, Josh Atencio (Joel Rydstrand 68’), Shandon Hopeau, Justin Dhillon (Azriel Gonzalez 62’), Marlon Vargas; Alec Diaz

Substitutions not used: Jacob Castro, Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Jesse Daley, Nick Hinds

TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3.

Referee: Victor Rivas
Attendance: 2,911

NOTES:

  • LA Galaxy II (1-1-0, 3 points) secured a 3-0 victory on the road against Tacoma Defiance (1-1-0, 3 points) in Tacoma, Wash.
  • Augustine Williams recorded his first brace for LA Galaxy II in the match.
  • During the match, Panamanian International Ernesto Walker recorded his first goal with Los Dos on Saturday.
  • Panamanian International Carlos Harvey made his debut with LA Galaxy II.
  • LA Galaxy II finished the 2018 season with a 7-6-4 home record and a 3-11-3 away record.
  • Next up, LA Galaxy II continue their road trip as they face Real Monarchs SLC at 12 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 23 at Zions Bank Stadium.
  • For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/2.