It’s remarkable. This time last month, a point on the road against a cross-country opponent would be viewed as a positive. Right now, it feels like a disappointment.
The Galaxy ended a four game run of road matches with a goalless draw vs. D.C. United Saturday night in the nation’s capital.
#LAGalaxy Starting XI: Kempin; Diallo, Romney, Van Damme, Cole; Garcia, João Pedro; Alessandrini, Giovani, Boateng; Zardes #DCvLA pic.twitter.com/pBNQxbSvqF— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 3, 2017
Just five minute in, the Galaxy had a flourish of chances, with Emmanuel Boateng firing at Bill Hamid from a tight angle before Alessandrini’s low laser beam required another save from the D.C. United keeper.
Despite Romain Alessandrini’s ability to beat Taylor Kemp on the ball seemingly at will, the Galaxy weren’t able to create a lot of clear-cut chances in the sweltering heat, with Gyasi Zardes’ close range deflected effort arguably LA’s best opportunity.
The Galaxy faced a more formidable side in the second half, and Luciano Acosta almost capitalized on a Jelle Van Damme turnover when he rattled the crossbar late. Thanks in part to the solid goalkeeping of debutant Jon Kempin however, LA and United split the points.