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LA Galaxy Postgame Notes and Quotes: LA Galaxy 0, San Jose Earthquakes 0 - Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 14, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - LA Galaxy News Release


In their fifth game of the MLS Regular Season following the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, the LA Galaxy earned a 0-0 draw on the road at San Jose.

With the result, the LA Galaxy are unbeaten in five-straight games and 4-0-1 in the span.

The LA Galaxy are now 4-3-3 on the season, with 16 goals scored and 15 conceded.

In road games, LA are now 2-0-2.

The LA Galaxy remain undefeated in matches played following an MLS is Back Tournament at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida during a pandemic.

LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget started in his 100th MLS game as a member of the LA Galaxy, the only MLS club he has represented in his career.

LA Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham earned his third shutout of the season, the 46th of his career.

Bingham has started all 10 games for the Galaxy this season.

LA Galaxy Academy product Ethan Zubak made his fifth-consecutive start after scoring his first MLS goal last month against LAFC.

LA Galaxy forward Javier Hernandez recorded his first minutes since the opening match of the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando after he recovered from a calf injury.

In their next match, the LA Galaxy return home for a match against Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. PT live on Spectrum SportsNet.

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Postgame Quotes


Thoughts on the game:

"I think the game was very tight. None of us took advantage during the game. We fought; we ran. I think we got into playing the way they wanted because they needed to get something tonight. They were ready to run. They changed, obviously after their last game against Seattle, they changed something. I think during the game we could have had the ball and managed the ball better, try to find the option to score and play, that is the point. We fight, we run and sometimes you have to do that but today we needed to play a little more."

On the defense:

"I am happy with the defenders because it's important not to give up goals and the defense has been working really good in the last games. I am happy for them. But maybe we weren't able to manage the ball better than San Jose. We never kept the ball more time for that option. We were very direct in the first half specially, but we never tried to move the ball from one side to the other side and then we never really get the option or chance to score. I think they took us very well in the offense, they tried to put two players with [Cristian] Pavon or when Javier Chicharito [Hernandez] went on the field, he had to players on him, [Oswaldo] Alanis and [Florian] Jungwirth were on him. But I think more so because we couldn't create some options and we didn't play really good in the offense. Sometimes you have to run, you have to fight, and we did that."

On the playing surface and whether it was an issue:

"I don't think so. It was not a big issue today. Both teams were in the same situation."

On Javier Hernandez's performance and whether the team was little tired from playing so many games back to back:

"I think maybe the team can feel a little tired because we flew today, we don't get to rest as we normally do before the game. But it's not an excuse. I think we fought, we ran, we could have played better but I think it's a good point. We'll get the three points the next game at home against Colorado. I think Chicharito didn't have big options because the team didn't give him the possibility to score. But I think it's good to have him on the 18 man roster. He will get better and better every game and I hope to have the best version of him very soon."


On the shutout:

"I think when you go on the road and you can get a shutout, you give yourself a chance to get at least a point. If we put up a shutout, you kind of expect us to get three points, but off night for the offense, but that's OK as we held it down from the back tonight. There's been many times where the offense has picked us up. On to the next one next weekend."

On Chicharito's return:

"A player of his caliber, you always want on the field. It's important to get his fitness back and we don't rush him back so we don't have setbacks because we have a tight schedule coming up, really condensed. We need to keep everyone healthy... and when he's healthy and firing on all cylinders, he's definitely a weapon."

On the field conditions:

"It's kind of normal for this field. I've played here for years before, so I kind of knew what to expect. It plays nice on top but sometimes when you start cutting and that kind of thing, it kind of kicks out. It's kind of expected from me, but I guess some other players had some issues with it tonight, but it is what it is. We all have to play on the same field at the end of the day. We wanted to get three points and we didn't get that tonight, so we have to get back to work and look forward to the next game."


On defensive performance to get shutout:

"It was big. Coming here, traveling the day of, the conditions weren't great out there. Getting a shutout on the road no matter what team we are playing is always good. I think we were organized like usual, got behind the ball... They didn't really have too many real opportunities, so I thought we did a pretty good job."

On conditions factoring into game:

"It made it kind of a crazy and hectic game and that probably suits them more than us, the way they play. But there is no excuses for anything, and we just weren't sharp passing the ball and finishing. It wasn't just the offense, it was us playing out of the back. It was just a little off; the field was tough, but it played well. The conditions were tough, but everyone is in it. It just wasn't our night, we had our chances to get some goals. Pavon had three shots he usually buries and for some reason, just went over. So it was one of those days. But it's good to show that as a team, when that happens, we can stick to it and get a shutout."

LA Galaxy 0, San Jose Earthquakes 0

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 - 8 p.m. PT

MLS Regular Season

Earthquakes Stadium - San Jose, California

Scoring Summary:


Misconduct Summary:

SJ - Nick Lima (caution) 3'

LA - Daniel Steres (caution) 17'

LA - Julian Araujo (caution) 90'4


LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Julian Araujo, Daniel Steres ©, Nick DePuy, Emiliano Insua; Efrain Alvarez (Sacha Kljestan 88'), Perry Kitchen, Joe Corona (Jonathan dos Santos 57'), Cristian Pavon; Sebastian Lletget, Ethan Zubak (Javier Hernandez 57').

Substitutions not used: Jonathan Klinsmann, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Rolf Feltscher, Carlos Harvey, Cameron Dunbar.


Head Coach: Guillermo Barros Schelotto

San Jose Earthquakes: Daniel Vega, Nick Lima, Guram Kashia (Eric Calvillo 63'), Oswaldo Alanis, Marcos Lopez, Florian Jungwirth, Cristian Espinoza (Valeri Qazaishvilo 73'), Tommy Thompson (Judson 58'), Jackson Yueill, Shea Salinas (Cade Cowell 73'), Chris Wondolowski (Andres Rios 73').

Substitutions not used: James Marcinkowski, Paul Marie, Carlos Fierr, Luis Felipe Fernandez.


Head Coach: Matias Almeyda

Referee: Timothy Ford

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Kieso and Chris Elliot

Fourth Official: Alex Chilowicz

VAR: Ricardo Salazar

Attendance: --

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