The LA Galaxy have been atrocious at the StubHub Center this season, but on Fan Appreciation Night the team came through for their suffering fans, besting expansion side Minnesota United 3-0 Sunday night in style.
Titulares #LAGalaxy @MNUFCes : Diop; Diallo, Romney, Ciani, Cole; Alessandrini, Jonathan, Jones©, Boateng; Jamieson IV, Giovani. #LAvMIN pic.twitter.com/EZeaK7MIcz— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy_Es) October 15, 2017
LA have improved during Sigi Schmid’s short time in charge, but the Galaxy were clearly inspired to put on a good performance in their home finale. 11 minutes in, Romain Alessandrini gave LA an early lead on a familiar play, probing down the right side of the box before pulling a quick shot around the keeper and in.
Romain Alessandrini makes it 1-0!#LAvMIN: https://t.co/PpimJAO21S pic.twitter.com/QMK5FKlRjh— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 15, 2017
The Galaxy doubled their lead in the 22th minute off a very unfamiliar play: For once VAR came to LA’s defense. A pinpoint Jonathan dos Santos header came off the crossbar and clearly crossed the line but was not ruled a goal, that is until further review.
.@jona2santos' first goal for the #LAGalaxy. #LAvMIN pic.twitter.com/HHWM3nGERO— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 16, 2017
Romain Alessandrini completed the brace in stoppage time, powering a low finish past Bobby Shuttlesworth to send the fans home happy.
GOODNIGHT FROM LOS ANGELES! #LAvMIN pic.twitter.com/LAzW6xqiLE— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 16, 2017