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LA Galaxy comeback falls short in 4-3 defeat to New England Revolution

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Too much firepower for LA despite Steres brace

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at New England Revolution Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

A full-strength Galaxy lineup came back twice but ultimately succumbed to the New England Revolution 4-3 Saturday night at Foxboro. LA have now lost five straight league matches.

The Galaxy were on the back foot from the get-go. In the 11st minute, a dos Santos turnover led to a Kei Kamara chip from a long ways ago that just eluded Brian Rowe’s net.

After a few warning signs, Lee Nyugen ran onto a loose ball inside the box and passed a shot in-between the legs of Daniel Steres that beat Rowe to give New England an early lead.

LA responded in kind six minutes later when Romain Alessandrini’s pinpoint service found Daniel Steres from close range, who nodded a powerful header home. But New England would regain the lead when Kei Kamara beat Rowe at his near post.

The LA Galaxy were buoyed early in the second half when Steres put away another header, this time off a loose ball to level the match.

Just when it appeared New England were starting to get frustrated, the Galaxy’s defense collapsed as substitute Teal Bunbury scored twice in four minutes to send LA packing. Ariel Lassiter swept a close finish home in the 79th minute, but it would prove to be too little too late.