Chicharito scores 7th goal, LA Galaxy beat Austin FC 2-0
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Javier “Chicharito” Hernández continued his early season rampage with his Big league Soccer-leading seventh objective, leading the LA Galaxy to a 2-0 triumph over growth Austin FC on Saturday.
Sebastian Lletget likewise scored in the very first half for the Galaxy, who are off to a 4-1-0 start under brand-new coach Greg Vanney. Chicharito has actually scored in each of their 4 success, and he moved in between 2 Austin protectors to knock house an exceptional pass from Julian Araujo at close quarters in the 77th minute.
Chicharito likewise had actually a charge conserved by Austin’s Brad Stuver in the very first half of the very first conference in between MLS’ latest group and the league’s record five-time champs. The Galaxy enhanced to 7-0-1 in Carson versus growth groups in their launching seasons because 2009.
Brand-new goalkeeper Jonathan Bond published his very first nothing for the Galaxy, while Austin was locked out in the Los Angeles location for the 2nd time currently. LAFC blanked Austin 2-0 in the franchise’s inaugural video game last month.
French forward Kévin Cabral made his Galaxy launching in the 2nd half and appeared to score in the 85th minute, however he was ruled offside. The Galaxy signed the 21-year-old Cabral from Valenciennes in April as their 3rd designated gamer.
Chicharito drew a charge in the 26th minute when Jhohan Romana took him down in package after a long run, however his relatively well-placed kick was conserved by a diving Stuver to keep it scoreless.
The Galaxy revealed remarkable imagination and hostility throughout the half, and they lastly broke through in the 35th minute when Lletget ran onto a long pass from Daniel Steres at the very same time Austin protector Héctor Jiménez dropped with an obviously severe leg injury. Lletget beat Stuver for his very first objective of the season.
Jiménez, a local of the Los Angeles residential areas who played 3 seasons for the Galaxy from 2011-13, left the field on a stretcher.
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