This Sunday, September 10, the LA Galaxy hosted St. Louis City SC at the Digital Health Sports Park, for the Galacticos' 26th game in the MLS regular season. Match of great expectations for LA, since they faced the impeccable leader of the conference.
The match began with several defensive errors by the galactic team. Just in the 4th minute, Samuel Adeniran opened the scoring after very poor coverage by Mavinga in the right sector of the defense.
The visitors' second goal came in the 28th minute of the match, courtesy of Joao Klauss, but also from a loss of the ball by Cuevas. The panorama was desolate. The feeling of LA was that of a team that had the task of holding on, and not of proposing to reach the rival goal and shorten the distance.
The LA Galaxy's first goal comes from the penalty spot, courtesy of Riqui Puig, in the 58th minute of the match. In a way, this score, in addition to the expulsion of Adeniran (60'), revived the local team emotionally. After this, the Galaxy began to press more and reach the rival area more frequently.
The LA Galaxy's equalizer came in the 82nd minute, after an astute action by Billy Sharp. The team led by Greg Vanney, during the second half, looked completely different than what was seen in the first 45 minutes of the game. Confidence grew in the last part of the match.
The match ended with a score of 2-2. With only 8 games remaining, nervousness surrounding the LA Galaxy situation is beginning to grow. Of course, the team demonstrated an efficient capacity to react in complicated contexts. An essential characteristic of experienced teams. The possibility of seeing the Galacticos in the playoffs, although small, is still latent.