View from the Los Angeles Blues: August 3, 2013

Daryoush Yazdani’s Los Angeles Blues have hit a rough patch this season, with a promising July turned sour. They needed to earn a result against the Harrisburg City Islanders at UC Irvine on Saturday to stand any chance of making it to the postseason in USL Pro.

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Down two goals after 50 minutes, the Blues clawed back thanks to goals from George Davis IV in the 55th minute and Matt Fondy in the 85th minute to give Los Angeles a 2-2 draw with the City Islanders.

Lucky Mkosana opened the scoring in the 38th minute of play and Stephen Basso made it 2-0 Harrisburg in the 49th minute.

Weather: Clear
Summary:

Goals:

Luckymore Mkosana 38

Stephen Basso 49

George Davis (O’Leary) 55

Matt Fondy (Galindo) 85

 

Cautions: 7

LAB: Mohammad Mohammadi 3

LAB: Jimmy Turner 26

LAB: Rodrigo Lopez 56

LAB: Ryan O’Leary 59

LAB: Gabriel Gonzalez 62

LAB: Allen Russell 89

HAR: Lucky Mkosana 51

Ejections:

Referees: Jared Kennedy, Israel Fernandez, Brandon Witson, Shan Dan Belly

 

Harrisburg City Islanders
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 16 Bahner, Matthew “Bahner” 90 - - - -
M 26 Caceros, Kenneth 78 - - - -
M 18 McLaughlin, James Joseph 72 - - 3 -
M 14 Mellor, Tom 68 - - - -
D 4 Andrews, Coady 90 - - - -
D 13 Basso, Stephen 90 1 - - -
F 7 Ekra, Yann 90 - - - 3
F 23 Hernandez, Christhian 84 - - 1 -
F 17 Mkosana, Luckymore 70 1 - 2 1
GK 1 Noble, Nicholas 90 - - - -
Substitutes
M 22 Pelletier, Jason 13 - - - -
D 19 Anding, Don - - - - -
D 8 Richards, Damani - - - - -
F 5 Hardware, Jamiel 6 - - - -
F 15 Langley, Morgan 22 - - - -
F 20 Touray, Sainey 5 - - - 1
GK 92 Sylvestre, Brian - - - - -
Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
Garcia, Leopoldo Morales 45
M 20 Gonzalez, Gabriel R
M 17 Lopez Alvarez, Rodrigo
M 7 Russell, Allan
D 28 Garcia, Erlys
D 12 Hall, Matheau 45
D 6 Miller, Cory
D 3 Turner, James
F 9 Cortez, Christopher 52
F 11 Davis, George
GK 22 Mohammadi, Mohammad
Substitutes
23 El Jirari Barcelo, Karim
67 Galindo-Castaneda, Maykel
D 5 Jock, Duach
D 90 O’Leary, Ryan
D 2 Pettys, Charles “Charley”
F 25 Fondy, Matthew Ryan
GK 1 Woszczynski, Carl M
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Harrisburg City Islanders 1 1 2
Los Angeles Blues 0 2 2
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Harrisburg City Islanders 5 7 12
Los Angeles Blues 4 3 7
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Harrisburg City Islanders 3 2 5
Los Angeles Blues 0 2 2
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Harrisburg City Islanders 2 5 7
Los Angeles Blues 5 12 17
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Harrisburg City Islanders 0 1 1
Los Angeles Blues 5 4 9
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Harrisburg City Islanders 2 3 5
Los Angeles Blues 4 1 5

Los Angeles will need to win on Aug. 8 against the Charleston Battery at UC Irvine to be guaranteed a spot in the eight-team playoffs. Kickoff between the Blues and Battery 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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