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LA Galaxy Close out 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational Play with 2-0 Shutout Victory over New York Red Bulls on Saturday Morning

February 17, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
LA Galaxy News Release

INDIO, Calif. - The LA Galaxy closed out 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational play by earning a 2-0 shutout victory over the New York Red Bulls at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday morning.

Goal-Scoring Plays

LA - Riqui Puig (Penalty Kick), 45th minute: After Jonathan Pérez was fouled inside the penalty area, Riqui Puig's ensuing penalty kick was fired into the bottom left corner of the goal.

LA - Julián Aude, 86th minute: Julián Aude received the ball at midfield and dribbled past two Red Bulls defenders into the penalty area. Aude's ensuing shot was initially blocked, but he was first to the loose ball and fired his shot through New York's goalkeeper's legs from close range.

Postgame Notes

In six matches played during the 2024 preseason, the LA Galaxy held a 1-3-2 record.

In four games played at the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational, the LA Galaxy held a record of 1-2-1 (5 GF, 8 GA).

The clean sheet against New York marked the Galaxy's first shutout of the 2024 preseason.

Riqui Puig and Julián Aude both scored their first goals of the 2024 preseason.

During the club's 2024 Preseason, Miguel Berry led the club with two goals, while Julián Aude, Diego Fagundez, LA Galaxy Academy defender Harbor Miller, Riqui Puig and Gino Vivi each tallied one goal.

Next Up

The LA Galaxy play host to Inter Miami CF for the 2024 MLS Regular Season Home Opener at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday, Feb. 25 (5:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass).

2024 MLS Preseason - Coachella Valley Invitational

LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 - Empire Polo Club (Indio, Calif.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

LA Galaxy 1 1 2

New York Red Bulls 0 0 0

Scoring Summary:

LA: Puig (penalty kick), 45

LA: Aude, 86


LA: Cerrillo (caution), 62


LA: GK John McCarthy (Novak Mićović, 71), D Miki Yamane, D Maya Yoshida ©, D Martín Cáceres (Chris Mavinga, 60), D Julián Aude; M Edwin Cerrillo, M Daniel Aguirre (Gastón Brugman, 67), M Riqui Puig (Mark Delgado, 59), M Gino Vivi (Diego Fagundez, 35), M Jonathan Pérez (Mauricio Cuevas, 67); F Dejan Joveljić (Miguel Berry, 60)

Weather: Clear, 70 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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