LA Galaxy Postgame Notes: LA Galaxy 2, Houston Dynamo 1 - Friday, April 19, 2019
- In their seventh game of the season, the LA Galaxy earned a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at Dignity Health Sports Park.
- The result moves the Galaxy to 6-1-0 with 18 points through seven matches on the season.
- The victory marked the Galaxy's fifth-consecutive win in MLS play.
- This year at home, the Galaxy are now 5-0-0 with 11 goals scored and just five conceded.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his seventh goal in just his fifth game.
- Ibrahimovic has also added one assist this season.
- In his MLS career, Ibrahimovic has now made 32 appearances and scored 29 goals in his MLS career, in addition to notching 11 assists.
- Defender Diego Polenta scored his first goal of the season with his game winner in the 88th minute of play.
- 17-year-old defender Julian Araujo made his debut start for the LA Galaxy Friday night.
- Guillermo Barros Schelotto is now 6-1-0 all-time as a head coach in MLS.
- In their next match, the Galaxy will travel to face Minnesota United on the road on Wednesday, April 24 before returning for a contest at Dignity Health Sports Park against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, April 28.
- For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com.
LA Galaxy 2, Houston Dynamo 1
Friday - 8:00 p.m. PT
2019 MLS Regular Season
Dignity Health Sports Park - Los Angeles, California
LA - Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Penalty) 31'
HOU - Alberth Elis (Penalty) 53'
LA - Diego Polenta (Assisted by Jonathan dos Santos) 88'
HOU - A.J. DeLaGarza (caution) 29'
HOU - Matias Vera (caution) 47'
HOU - Alberth Elis (caution) 85'
LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Julian Araujo, Diego Polenta, Daniel Steres, Jorgen Skjelvik; Sebastian Lletget, Jonathan dos Santos, Joe Corona (Servando Carrasco 87'); Romain Alessandrini (Ema Boateng 16' [Giancarlo Gonzalez 90'+1]), Zlatan Ibrahimovic ©, Uriel Antuna.
Substitutions not used: Matt Lampson, Dave Romney, Juninho, Emil Cuello.
Head Coach: Guillermo Barros Schelotto
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2.
Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; Aljaz Struna, Maynor Figueroa, Adam Lundkvist, A.J. DeLaGarza, Tomas Martinez (Juan Cabezas 79'), Matias Vera, Alberth Elis, Boniek Garcia © (Marlon Hairston 85'), Tommy McNamara (Memo Rodriguez 70'), Mauro Manotas
Substitutions not used: Darwin Ceren, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Tyler Deric, Sam Junqua.
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3.
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Referee's Assistants: Alex Chilowicz and Chris Elliot
4th Official: Guido Gonzales
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