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LA Galaxy II Downed by New Mexico United 3-2

October 12, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - LA Galaxy II News Release


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022) - Playing their final road match of the 2022 campaign, LA Galaxy II fell 3-2 against New Mexico United at Isotopes Park on Wednesday night.

LA Galaxy Academy

The LA Galaxy Academy had seven current and former players appear in the match against New Mexico United. LA Galaxy Academy forward Paulo Rudisill made his first professional start, logging 70 minutes in his second appearance of the season for Los Dos. LA Galaxy Academy midfielder Brandon Tellez made his professional and Galaxy II debut, starting and playing 76 minutes. Additionally, LA Galaxy Academy defender Riley Dalgado made his professional and GII debut, logging 14 minutes off the bench.

Goal-Scoring Plays

LA - Own Goal (Kalen Ryden), 6th minute: Kalen Ryden's back pass was misplayed by New Mexico goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis and found the back of the net.

NM - Justin Portillo (Penalty Kick), 13th minute: Justin Portillo drilled his penalty-kick attempt into the bottom right corner of the goal.

LA - Michael Salazar (Josh Drack), 31st minute: Working down the left flank, Josh Drack's cross into the six-yard box found Michael Salazar, who tapped in to record his fifth goal of the season.

NM - Harry Swartz (Armando Moreno), 49th minute: Harry Swartz shot from the edge of the 18-yard box was fired into the far corner of the goal.

NM - Harry Swartz, 54th minute: A failed clearance inside the box fell to Harry Swartz, who converted his shot from close range.

Postgame Notes

In 17 games played on the road during the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season, LA Galaxy II held a record of 4-10-3.

The LA Galaxy Academy had seven current and former players appear in the match against New Mexico United.

Michael Salazar tallied his fifth goal of the 2022 campaign.

Josh Drack recorded his second assist of the season in the loss to New Mexico. and one home match left to be played.

Adam Saldaña finished the match with eight possessions won, a game-high six fouls won and completed 56 of 61 passes (92% pass accuracy).

Ascel Essengue made his first start of the 2022 campaign, logging 90 minutes of action.

LA Galaxy forward Paulo Rudisill made his first professional start, logging 70 minutes of action

LA Galaxy midfielder Brandon Tellez made his professional and Galaxy II debut, starting and playing 76 minutes.

Tellez completed 27 of 32 passes (84% pass accuracy), recorded two tackles won, seven of eight duels won and a team-high two successful dribbles.

LA Galaxy Academy defender Riley Dalgado made his professional debut, logging 14 minutes as a second-half substitute.

Next Game

Next up, LA Galaxy II play host to Las Vegas Lights FC in the 2022 USL Championship Regular Season finale at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Oct. 15 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on ESPN+.

LA Galaxy II (11-16-6, 39pts) at New Mexico United (12-9-12, 48pts)

Oct. 12, 2022 - Isotopes Park (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

LA Galaxy II 2 0 2

New Mexico United 1 2 3

Scoring Summary:

LA: Own Goal (Kalen Ryden), 6

NM: Portillo, 13

LA: Salazar (Drack), 31

NM: Swartz (Moreno), 49

NM: Swartz, 54

Misconduct Summary:

NM: Frater (caution), 21

NM: Seymore (caution)< 44

LA: Saldaña (caution), 65

LA: Salazar (caution), 88

LA: Doyle (caution), 90+3

Lineups:

LA: GK Eric López; D Owen Lambe, D Ascel Essengue, D Liam Doyle ©, D Josh Drack (Riley Dalgado, 76); M Adam Saldaña (Carlos Harvey, 84), M Brandon Tellez (Adrian Gonzalez, 76), M Paulo Rudisill (Remi Cabral, 70), F Cameron Dunbar, F Axel Picazo, F Michael Salazar

Substitutes Not Used: GK Alan Solorio; D Dante Campbell, M Taylor Davila

TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3

NM: GK Alexander Tambakis; D Josh Suggs © (Austin Yearwood, 57), D Kalen Ryden, D Alexis Souahy, D Will Seymore; M Justin Portillo, M Micheal Azira (Sam Hamilton, 57), M Armando Moreno, M Chris Wehan, M Harry Swartz (Devon Sandoval, 86); F Kevaughn Frater (Jerome Kiessewetter, 45)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ford Parker; M Daniel Bruce

TOTAL SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 1

Referee: Ricardo Fierro

Assistant Referees: Tiffini Turpin, Ben Rigel

Fourth Official: Cristian Campo Hernandez

Weather: Clear, 65 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial


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