LA Galaxy Postgame Notes: LA Galaxy 2, Minnesota United FC 1 - Sunday, October 20, 2019
- The LA Galaxy earned a 2-1 win over Minnesota United FC Sunday evening on the road at Allianz Field in Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.
- With the win, the LA Galaxy advance to play LAFC on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT.
- The LA Galaxy were the only MLS team to win on the road in Round One in the opening weekend of the MLS postseason.
- The LA Galaxy are now 5-0-2 all-time against Minnesota United.
- On the road, LA are 3-0-1 against Minnesota, including 1-0-1 at Allianz Field.
- During the regular season, LA went 5-10-2 with 22 goals scored and 34 conceded on the road and are now 1-0-0 in postseason, with two goals scored and one conceded.
- The Galaxy are 14-2-1 this season when scoring the game's opening goal, and 3-13-1 when conceding first.
- When leading at halftime this season, LA went 7-2-1. They are 10-4-2 when tied at halftime and 0-9-0 when trailing at halftime.
- LA Galaxy midfielder scored the game's opening goal in Minnesota. It marked his fourth goal this season and the 15th of his MLS career.
- Jonathan dos Santos tallied the game-winning goal Sunday night. It was his third goal of the season.
- Midfielder Perry Kitchen made the start Sunday, marking his first appearance since Aug. 11.
- Midfielder Romain Alessandrini returned from injury Sunday night, making his first appearance since April.
- In 24 seasons, this is the 19th time in club history that the LA Galaxy take part in postseason play.
- In all, the club holds a 45-22-7 playoff record with an MLS best five MLS Cup victories.
- Their 44 playoff wins are the most of any team in MLS.
- For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com.
LA Galaxy 2, Minnesota United FC 1
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. PT
Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs
Allianz Field - Saint Paul, Minnesota
LA - Sebastian Lletget 71'
LA - Jonathan dos Santos (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini) 75'
MIN - Jan Gregus (Assisted by Darwin Quintero) 87'
LA - Diego Polenta (caution) 33'
LA - Giancarlo Gonzalez (caution) 44'
MIN - Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 80'
LA - Romain Alessandrini (caution) 90'
LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Giancarlo Gonzalez, Diego Polenta, Daniel Steres, Dave Romney; Perry Kitchen, Jonathan dos Santos; Cristian Pavon, Sebastian Lletget (Servando Carrasco 90'), Uriel Antuna (Romain Alessandrini 73'); Zlatan IbrahimoviÃ¦ ©.
Substitutions not used: Matt Lampson, Rolf Feltscher, Julian Araujo, Favio Alvarez, Chris Pontius.
Head Coach: Guillermo Barros Schelotto
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2.
Minnesota United FC: Vito Mannone; Michael Boxall, Ike Opara, Romain Metanire, Chase Gasper, Jan Gregus, Osvaldo Alonso, Ethan Finlay (Darwin Quintero 60'), Kevin Molino, Robin Lod (Abu Danladi) 77', Angelo Rodriguez (Mason Toye 66')
Substitutions not used: Dayne St. Clair, Hassani Dotson, Lawrence Olum, Miguel Ibarra.
Head Coach: Adrian Heath
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 4.
Referee: Ted Unkel
Referee's Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Jeremy Kieso
4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
VAR: Alex Chilowicz
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