LA Galaxy back on track with 2-1 victory over Minnesota

Galaxy keep pace with LAFC and Real Salt Lake atop Western Conference
Los Angeles FC v Los Angeles Galaxy
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This game started out rough for the LA Galaxy as they recorded a pair of yellow cards just two minutes apart early on in the first half of play. Both John Nelson and Riqui Puig were shown yellow cards at the 20th and 22nd minute, respectively.

Three minutes later, Gabriel Pec would score and the assist would come from defender Miki Yamane. The Galaxy would take a 1-0 lead into halftime.

However, Teemu Pukki tied it up for Minnesota at the 73rd minute of play. While it looked like this game was going to end in another tie between both squads, a late yellow card by Jeong Sang-Bin shifted the momentum back to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

At the 90th minute, Pec put another one past the opposing keeper. Mauricio Cuevas contributed the assist on this goal. With six more minutes to go with stoppage time, Minnesota had no answer as the LA Galaxy came away with their 12th victory of the year.

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Los Angeles Galaxy back to winning ways

The Los Angeles Galaxy won the possession battle again by controlling the ball for 61.5% of the game. They also only committed four fouls while Minnesota collected 13 of them.

The visiting team shot slightly better as Minnesota had 16 shot attempts with seven being on target. The Galaxy had 15 shot attempts with only four being on target. It was two (from Pec) of those four, though, that made the difference in the game.

As the 4th of July weekend closes out, both LA teams and Real Salt Lake find themselves tied with 43 points in the Western Conference Standings. LAFC's game against Houston was postponed and Real Salt Lake won 5-2 on Saturday over Atlanta United.

Sunday night, the Los Angeles Galaxy returned to their winning ways. They defeated Minnesota United FC by a score of 2-1. Minnesota has now lost their sixth game in a row whereas the LA Galaxy have won seven of their last nine games. Next up for the five-time MLS Champions is a lowly FC Dallas squad who has lost three of their last four contests.