CARSON. LA Galaxy estinguishes Colorado Rapids 4-1 with goals of G. Brugman (22′), R. Edwards (28′), Chicharito (31′) and G. Brugman (52′). Talking about the opposition, Colorado Rapids scored with S. Nicholson (90′).
LA Galaxy remained with 10 players after D. Costa received a red card in the 62′. Nonetheless, LA Galaxy still found a way to win this match playing only in 10.
The match was played at the Dignity Health Sports Park stadium in Carson on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Joe Dickerson who was helped by Katie Nesbitt and Brooke Mayo. The 4th official was Alex Chilowicz. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 20.1 degrees Celsius or 68.13 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. LA Galaxy was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Colorado Rapids that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Colorado Rapids was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Still, LA Galaxy succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
LA Galaxy shot 19 times, 10 on target, 9 off target. Talking about the opposition, Colorado Rapids shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target.
LA Galaxy didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Colorado Rapids received 5 yellow cards (F. Gutierrez, L. Abubakar, S. Beitashour, M. Barrios and M. Alves da Silva).
(LA Galaxy) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (62′).
After playing this match, LA Galaxy will have 43 points like Real Salt Lake to remain in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Colorado Rapids will stay with 39 points like Seattle Sounders to sit in the 11th place.
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, LA Galaxy will play away against Houston Dynamo on the 9th of October with a 14-13 head to head record in favor of LA Galaxy (10 draws).
Colorado Rapids will play away agasint Austin on the 9th of October with a 2-2 head to head.
LA Galaxy – Formation
LA Galaxy started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Greg Vanney decided to play with the following team: Jonathan Bond, Julian Araujo , Sega Coulibaly , Martín Cáceres , Raheem Edwards , Marky Delgado , Gastón Brugman , Riqui Puig , Douglas Costa , Javier Hernández and Samuel Grandsir .
The home team had on the bench: Chase Gasper, Efrain Alvarez , Kelvin Leerdam, Víctor Vázquez, Jonathan Klinsmann, Sacha Kljestan , Derrick Williams, Dejan Joveljić and Kevin Cabral .
LA Galaxy made 5 changes: R. Edwards for C. Gasper (56′), S. Grandsir for E. Alvarez (68′), Chicharito for D. Joveljic (69′), M. Delgado for K. Cabral (80′) and G. Brugman for S. Kljestan (80′).
Best player: Gastón Brugman
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for LA Galaxy was Gastón Brugman.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 23 passes (100% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11.
Colorado Rapids – Formation
Colorado Rapids started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Robin Fraser played with: William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry , Lalas Abubakar , Danny Wilson , Steven Beitashour , Jack Price , Felipe Gutiérrez , Jonathan Lewis , Diego Rubio , Sam Nicholson and Gyasi Zardes .
These were the players on the bench: Ralph Priso, Bryan Acosta, Darren Yapi, Collen Warner, Max , Clint Irwin, Exon Gustavo Vallecilla, Lucas Esteves and Michael Barrios .
Colorado Rapids made 5 changes: D. Wilson for L. Esteves (46′), J. Lewis for M. Barrios (46′), D. Rubio for M. Alves da Silva (63′), J. Price for D. Yapi (64′) and F. Gutierrez for C. Warner (85′).
Best player: Felipe Gutiérrez
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Colorado Rapids was Felipe Gutiérrez.
His rating iswith 43 passes (97% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.
- DC United – Inter Miami – 2-3
- Columbus Crew – Portland Timbers – 1-1
- LA Galaxy – Colorado Rapids – 4-1
- Vancouver Whitecaps – Seattle Sounders – 2-1
- Real Salt Lake – Cincinnati – 1-2
- Austin – Nashville SC – 1-1
- Sporting KC – Minnesota United – 4-1
- Chicago Fire – Charlotte – 2-3
- SJ Earthquakes – Dallas – 1-1