LA Galaxy Postgame Notes: LA Galaxy 2, Sporting KC 0 - Wednesday, May 29, 2019
- In their 15th game of the season, the LA Galaxy defeated Sporting KC 2-0 on the road in their first victory over Sporting since April 18, 2015.
- It was the Galaxy's first win in Kansas City since 2007.
- With the win, the Galaxy sit in second place overall with 28 points (9-5-1) through 15 matches on the season.
- LA Galaxy midfielder Favio Alvarez tallied his first goal with the club in his third career appearance for the LA Galaxy.
- On his first game back after completing a two-game suspension, LA Galaxy captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic recorded a goal and an assist, giving him 10 goals and three assists this season. He has now recorded 32 goals and 13 assists for the Galaxy in 38 career appearances.
- On his second game after returning from injury, Perry Kitchen made his first start of the year and recorded two assists in his second appearance of the season.
- Tonight's shutout marks the fifth for the LA Galaxy this season and the second time the team has recorded back-to-back shutouts this year after securing a 1-0 win at Orlando on Friday, May 24.
The Galaxy are now 25-23-15 against Sporting KC all-time, and 9-16-8 on the road.
This year on the road, the Galaxy are 3-3-1 with eight goals scored and eight goals conceded.
The Galaxy are 8-0-0 this season when scoring the game's opening goal, and 1-5-0 when conceding first.
When leading at halftime, LA are 5-0-0. They are 4-2-0 when tied at halftime.
- The LA Galaxy have scored 20 goals this season and conceded 17.
- Guillermo Barros Schelotto is now 9-5-1 all-time as a head coach in MLS.
- The Galaxy have played six of six matches during the month of May.
- In their next match, the Galaxy return home to host New England Revolution on Sunday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Dignity Health Sports Park (Spectrum SportsNet)
LA Galaxy 2, Sporting KC 0
Wednesday - 5:30 p.m. PT
2019 MLS Regular Season
Children's Mercy Park - Kansas City, Kan.
LA - Favio Alvarez (assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Perry Kitchen) 55'
LA - Zlatan Ibrahimovic (assisted by Uriel Antuna, Perry Kitchen) 55'
LA - Giancarlo Gonzalez (caution) 33'
SKC - Ilie Sanchez (caution) 59'
LA Galaxy: David Bingham; Dave Romney, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Daniel Steres, Jorgen Skjelvik; Sebastian Lletget (Chris Pontius 88'), Perry Kitchen, Jonathan dos Santos; Favio Alvarez (Joe Corona 72'); Zlatan Ibrahimovic ©, Uriel Antuna (Emmanuel Boateng 90'+1').
Substitutions not used: Matt Lampson, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Efrain Alvarez, Emil Cuello.
Head Coach: Guillermo Barros Schelotto
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5.
Sporting KC: Tim Melia; Graham Zusi, Botond Barath (Matt Besler HT), Andreu Fontas, Seth Sinovic (Jimmy Medranda 77'); Felipe Gutierrez, Ilie Sanchez, Benny Feilhaber; Johnny Russell, Yohan Croizet, Kelyn Rowe (Daniel Salloi 65').
Substitutions not used: Adrian Zendejas, Nicolas Hasler, Graham Smith, Gianluca Busio.
Head Coach: Peter Vermes
TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 6; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES: 3.
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Referee's Assistants: Ian Anderson and Adam Garner
4th Official: Luis Guardia
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
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