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LA Galaxy stumble in loss to New England Revolution

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Third straight home loss

MLS: New England Revolution at LA Galaxy Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday night Bruce Arena’s New Revolution came to town and spoiled the Pride Night celebrations with a deserved 2-1 victory at Dignity Health Sports Park.

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LA struggled early on after Sebastian Lletget came off early with a left hamstring issue: Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side were unable to create anything substantial in attack while the Revs steadily grew into the match. If not for several top stops by David Bingham, the Galaxy could have been down several goals.

Finally the dam broke just before the half. Cristian Penilla breached the defense and raced in on Bingham before firing a low shot that squirted under Bingham and into the net.

Efrain Alvarez would check in for Uriel Antuna at the half but to little avail. New England were content to sit back and absorb pressure, and in the 60th minute Teal Bunbury doubled the Revs advantage.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put LA within a goal with a stunning bicycle kick and Diego Polenta rattled the crossbar in the dying embers of the match but the Galaxy would end up losing their third straight home match.