The job’s not done. Despite entering the match in fifth place, the LA Galaxy came into tonight looking for all the points to help create some breathing room and lock up a playoff spot. A slow start, and quick two goal deficit was washed away with a second half surge that helped the Galaxy come away with a point, in the 2-2 draw against FC Dallas.
The Galaxy had a first half to forget. Lethargic, and at time, appearing disinterested. FC Dallas wasted no time in taking advantage. Goals in the 30th and 40th minute had the visitors taking a two goal lead into the halftime break.
Franco Jara off the rebound.@FCDallas doubles the lead. pic.twitter.com/M3CoXZtWhk— Major League Soccer (@MLS) October 24, 2021
It didn't look good for the home side as the teams came out for the second half. However, the LA Galaxy weren't ready to roll over, and began to mount a comeback in hopes of sending the crowd home happy. The G’s earned a penalty deep into the second half, and it was up to Javier Hernandez to pull one back for his squad. Stepping up to the spot, he did just that, giving them the goal, and a spark of life.
#️⃣1️⃣4️⃣ for #️⃣1️⃣4️⃣@CH14_ cuts the deficit to just one with the finish from the spot. pic.twitter.com/f5GIUzUMcO— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 24, 2021
Chicharito scored what would’ve been the equalizer, but it was called off for offside during the build-up. The team would get their moment though, in the 83rd minute. A beautiful build-up from Grandsir, and a perfectly placed ball into the box, found Sebastian Lletget, who karate kicked it into the net to bring the Galaxy level.
DA BOY WITH DA FINISH!@SamuelGrandsir makes Pepi disappear and @SLletget with the karate finish to EQUALIZE! pic.twitter.com/whvVLVXHKe— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 24, 2021
While the team didn't get the win they would've wanted, they did well to overcome a disastrous first half to get the result. Fortunately, the teams around them also dropped points, and the Galaxy still sit in fifth place in the Western Conference. The squad pack up for their last road trip of the season, this time against the top two teams in the conference, with a trip to face Sporting KC up first.
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