LA Galaxy 4 v Colombo Crew SC 0

The LA Galaxy stopped their habit of running up a lead and settling for a draw, as they defeated Columbus Crew SC 4-0 at StubHub Center on Sunday.

The Galaxy took the lead in the 42nd minute, against the run of play, as Ashley Cole made a run into the box and hit a low cross that was turned in by Ola Kamara. The lead appeared to be short-lived, as Dave Romney turned the ball into his own net off the subsequent kickoff, but the own goal was chalked off as Gyasi Zardes was judged to have played the ball over the end line before the goal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was brought down in the Columbus box 10 minutes after halftime, and the Swede stepped up and buried the penalty kick. Then Romain Alessandrini, who came off the bench to replace an injured Kamara, scored to give the Galaxy a three-goal lead before he capped off the scoring with his second goal in second-half stoppage time.

Goals

  • 42′ – LA – Ola Kamara
  • 56′ – LA – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PK)
  • 67′ – LA – Romain Alessandrini
  • 90+3′ – LA – Romain Alessandrini

New York City FC 1 v New York Red Bulls 0

New York City FC gave the New York Red Bulls a taste of their own medicine to turn the tide in the NY Derby on Monday morning, as Maxi Moralez netted a late game-winner via the exploitation of a costly giveaway from Aaron Long in the final minutes of a hectic clash at Yankee Stadium.

Substitute Jonathan Lewis provided the assist for Moralez’s empty-net finish, the product of NYCFC swarming Long deep in his own end in the 85th minute, the most effective example of the home team’s decision to prioritize aggressive pressing over their usual fluid buildup play.

The Cityzens turning the tables on the Red Bulls made for a scrappy, imprecise affair marked by myriad turnovers and uncompleted passes, though it paid dividends in terms of the final result. The win marks NYCFC’s first victory over RBNY in three tries (two league, one U.S. Open Cup) this season.

Goals

85′ – NYC – Maxi Moralez | WATCH

Source: MLS

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