The LA Galaxy struggled to find their shooting boots against Sporting KC as they failed to register a shot on goal on Throwback Thursday night at the StubHub Center.
The LA Galaxy recorded their second draw against Sporting KC this season. The Galaxy were unable to get a shot on goal all night as the two sides battled to a scoreless draw. Each team came away with one point in this one.
Sporting KC was in desperate need of a result as they had only won one game in their last 10 matches. The LA Galaxy on the other hand, were looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to the Montreal Impact. They were content with the result in this match but they weren’t by all means happy with their play.
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The First Half consisted of a lot of short passing in the midfield by the Galaxy and the team rarely created any real goal scoring chances. Sporting KC looked to be the more dominate team in the first half as they created a few chances but never anything too serious. Kansas City controlled possession and the game in the first half.
The Galaxy looked to come out stronger in the second half as they were able to get a few balls into the penalty area but Sporting KC’s defense held up all night. Los Angeles was able to score a goal but it was called back due to an offside call on Sebastian Lletget in the 56th minute.
Ema Boateng, Alan Gordon, and Jose Villarreal all made appearances off of the bench for the Galaxy. Possibly the biggest moment in the match came in the 92nd minute when Los Angeles floated a ball into the penalty area and it seemed to strike the hand of a KC defender. There were claims of a handball from the Galaxy but the referee did not away a penalty to LA.
You can tell from this highlight reel that Sporting KC were the dominate team and the only side with real chances to score in this game. Kansas City recored eight corners on the night. The Galaxy failed to win a corner in the match. Sporting KC also swung in 23 crosses as Los Angeles could only muster up four.
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Man of the Match: Brian Rowe; GK
Brian Rowe was the lone bright spot for the LA Galaxy in this match as he saved four shots on the night. He also recorded his second clean sheet of the season. There weren’t many other players to select from since the rest of the team had a sub-par performance.
The LA Galaxy will have a 12 day rest period as their next match won’t be until June 14th against LA Maquina in the U.S. Open Cup tournament. The team’s next MLS game will take place on June 18th against Toronto FC in an away match for the Galaxy. Be sure to watch Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane in their intention tournaments over the next few weeks.