LA Galaxy II battle to a scoreless draw against Colorado Switchbacks FC in a match between two of the top Western Conference teams in the USL.
The LA Galaxy II were forced to settle for a scoreless draw against the Colorado Switchbacks. Los Dos are now 5-2-7 on the USL season and have 22 total points. Colorado sits just above them in the Western Conference standings with a record of 7-2-2 and they have 23 total points.
LA Galaxy II are now tied for second place in the Western Conference with Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Rio Grande Valley FC with 22 points. The Switchbacks sit a top the West with 23 points. A win against Colorado would have put Los Angeles in first place.
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Even as the highest scoring team in the USL with 27 goals scored, LA struggled to find the back of the net in this one. They are the only team to average more than two goals per game but they were held scoreless for only the second time in 2016 in this match. It was a rare scoreless draw for the Galaxy.
The best scoring chance for Los Angeles came in the 53rd minute when Jack McBean struck a shot from outside of the box that hit the top right corner of the crossbar. McBean leads the USL in goals scored with 11 this season. He created a few chances for his team in this one but there was never a finished result on any of the team’s chances.
Colorado created a few chances in the match with their best chances coming in the 5th minute and the 41st minute. LA Galaxy II goalkeeper, Clement Diop, came up huge on multiple occasions to keep the Switchbacks scoreless in the match. He earned his fourth clean sheet on the season.
708 people were in attendance to watch the scoreless draw between the two clubs. Jamie Villarreal has played in all 14 games for the Galaxy II this season. After winning their first meeting this year, LA struggled in this one but they should come back strong as they are one of the best scoring teams in the USL.
The LA Galaxy II will next travel to Tulsa to take on the Roughnecks away from home. That match will take place on June 17th. This will be the first meeting between the two sides this season. It will also open up a home and home in consecutive weeks.