T.he LA Galaxy After struggling in the closing stages, they eventually won 2-1 away at home to claim their second win of the 2023 MLS season. san jose earthquake The game took them out of the bottom of the Western Conference.
The goal came late, but the Galaxy finally found their way to victory in their first California Clásico of the season. Galaxy improved their record to 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, rising to 9 points and ending their losing streak of 2.
The San Jose Earthquakes dominated the first half
On the other hand, the Earthquakes had 18 points with 5 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, but had a terrible record of 4 losses and 2 draws in 6 away games.
San Jose controlled the ball from the start And he kept it in the offensive zone for a long time. 6 minutes, love triangle between Paul Murray, Cristian Espinoza and forward Jeremy Ebovis It posed a danger to the visiting team, but Los Angeles goalkeeper Jonathan Bond was able to stop the last pass.
A minute later, Los Angeles had their first chance of the game when Chicharito’s shot from the top left corner of the six-yard box went off target.
In the 10th minute Chicharito raced past Callegari’s pass at the top of the box, but was unable to finish after Earthquakes defender Jonathan Mensah caught the pass.
Chicharito had his third chance of the first half in the 21st minute and tried to head Tyler Boyd’s shot floating in the goal area, but couldn’t get it right.
Four minutes later, Chicharito fired a shot from the top of the box, but it went wide right.
The Galaxy finally found the net in the 60th minute when Martín Caceres headed in after goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski handed over a corner kick.
San Jose had the perfect chance in the 68th minute when Jamiro Monteiro shot from the top of the goal area, but Bonds deflected the ball wide.
Dejan Jovežić intercepted the ball in midfield in the first minute of stoppage time and entered the box to score to make it 2-0.
but, Ouseni Bouda reduce the Earthquakes deficit to 2-1 4 minutes into the second half of additional time, from the goal area.