View from the Los Angeles Blues: May 20, 2013

The Pali Blues weren’t the only team in owner Maryam Mansouri’s corner that were struggling this weekend.

Los Angeles Blues logo.

Jesus Rico-Sanz’s Los Angeles Blues were feeling the pinch from underwhelming performances left and right. The hope was that they would turn the corner and steer the ship in the right direction ahead of their road contests with the Richmond Kickers and Wilmington Hammerheads.

On Friday, May 17, the Blues opened up the weekend with a 1-1 draw against the Richmond Kickers. After Joseph Ngwenya opened up the scoring in the 37th minute, Juan Perez put the match on level terms late in the 88th minute.

 

Weather: Sunny   Attendance: 1836
Summary:

RIC: Joseph Ngwenya 37
LAB: Juan Perez (Chris Cortez) 88

Cautions
RIC: Joseph Ngwenya 77

Ejections
None

Referees: Charles Carson, Scott Kachmarik, Hagan Barnett, James Walker

 

Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 20 Gonzalez, Gabriel R 90 2 1
M 17 Lopez Alvarez, Rodrigo 67 2 1
M 4 Pizarro, Nelson 57 1
M 7 Russell, Allan 90 1 1
D 5 Jock, Duach 90 1
D 6 Miller, Cory 90 1
D 2 Pettys, Charles “Charley” 55
D 27 Spitz, Shay 90
D 3 Turner, James 67 2
F 11 Davis, George 72 1
GK 31 Gonzalez, Steve 90
Substitutes
M 14 Bakal, David 23
M 8 Perez-Bernal, Juan 33 1 3 1
D 15 DuBois, Adrian J
D 12 Hall, Matheau 35 1
F 9 Cortez, Christopher 23 1 1
F 23 Valle-Ortiz, Sergio 18
GK 24 Perez, Aaron
Richmond Kickers
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 9 Arbelaez, Juan 90
M 5 Callahan, Michael “Mike” 90 1 3
M 27 Ngwenya, Joseph 84 1 2 2
M 14 Robinson, Nathaniel “Nate” 90 2
M 4 Vercollone, Luke 90
D 23 Goerres, Sascha 62 1
D 25 Kalungi, Henry 90 1 1
D 2 Yomby, William 90
F 29 Seaton, Michael 62 3
F 17 Yeisley, Jason 56 3 1
GK 50 Dykstra, Andrew 90
Substitutes
M 10 Bulow, David
M 20 Davies, Philippe
M 8 Haboush, Joseph 28 1 1
M 99 Nyazamba, Stanley 6
D 3 Johnson, Shane 28 1
F 7 Delicate, Matthew “Deli” 34
GK 1 Jones, Ryan
Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 31 Gonzalez, Steve 90 1 1 1 10
Richmond Kickers
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 50 Dykstra, Andrew 90 1 1 5 12
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 0 1 1
Richmond Kickers 1 0 1
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 11 12
Richmond Kickers 8 2 10
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 0 1
Richmond Kickers 1 4 5
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 4 4 8
Richmond Kickers 5 8 13
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 0 1 1
Richmond Kickers 1 2 3
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 2 4 6
Richmond Kickers 3 2 5

Saturday, May 18, was a different story altogether as Los Angeles were forced to chase the game in the second half in their 2-1 defeat to the Hammerheads at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, N.C. Jamel Wallace (16′) and Daniel Steres (40′) opened up the scoring for Wilmington, and despite a penalty conversion for Allan Russell in the 86th minute, the club ran out of time…and hope.

 

Weather: Overcast   Attendance: 3821
Summary:

Scoring Summary:

WIL: Jamel Wallace (Uriah Bentick) 16

WIL: Daniel Steres (Tom Parratt) 40

LA: Allan Russell (PK) 86

Cautions:

WIL: Uriah Bentick 42

Ejections

NONE

Referees: Skye Arthur-Banning, Jude Carr, Ben Wooten, John Montelli

 

Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 14 Bakal, David 90 1
M 20 Gonzalez, Gabriel R 68 1
M 13 Momeni Azandaryani, Mehrshad 45 1
M 8 Perez-Bernal, Juan 68 1
M 7 Russell, Allan 90 1 1 2
D 15 DuBois, Adrian J 45 1
D 12 Hall, Matheau 90 1
D 5 Jock, Duach 90 1
D 27 Spitz, Shay 90
F 11 Davis, George 62 1
GK 31 Gonzalez, Steve 90
Substitutes
M 17 Lopez Alvarez, Rodrigo 45 1
M 4 Pizarro, Nelson -
D 6 Miller, Cory 45 1
D 3 Turner, James 22
F 9 Cortez, Christopher 28
F 23 Valle-Ortiz, Sergio 22
GK 24 Perez, Aaron -
Wilmington Hammerheads
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 4 Nicholson, Paul 90 1
M 12 Nicklaw, Shawn 90 1 1
M 15 Taylor, Bryce 68 1 1
D 3 Bentick, Uriah 90 1 1
D 2 Parratt, Tom 68 1 2 1
D 5 Steres, Daniel 90 1 2 1
D 24 Utterson, Shaun 90 1 1
D 19 Wallace, Jamel 90 1 1
F 16 Greig, Kyle 90 2 1
F 9 Isberner, Richard 68 2
GK 1 Tuttle, Philip 90
Substitutes
M 8 Briggs, Mark -
M 20 Heaney, William -
M 7 Patrick, Arron 22
M 18 Roberts, Daniel S 22 1
D 6 Davidson, Christian 1
F 11 Perry, Steven 22
GK 22 Hernandez, Troy -
Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 31 Gonzalez, Steve 90 2 1 - 11
Substitutes
GK 24 Perez, Aaron -
Wilmington Hammerheads
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 1 Tuttle, Philip 90 1 1 1 3
Substitutes
GK 22 Hernandez, Troy -
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 0 1 1
Wilmington Hammerheads 2 0 2
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 2 3
Wilmington Hammerheads 5 6 11
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 2 3
Wilmington Hammerheads 1 0 1
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 7 3 10
Wilmington Hammerheads 5 6 11
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 0 1
Wilmington Hammerheads 3 0 3
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 2 3
Wilmington Hammerheads 4 4 8

This week is going to be a busy week for the Blues. On Tuesday, May 21 they have a U.S. Open Cup match with the Ventura County Fusion at Titan Stadium on the campus of California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, May 25, the Blues host the Charlotte Eagles at Anteater Stadium on the campus of UC Irvine in Irvine, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET.

Topics: Los Angeles Blues, United Soccer Leagues, Usl Pro

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