A long-range goal from forward Maykel Galindo in the 81st minute handed the Chivas USA Reserves a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy Reserves in a match played this morning on Field 4 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The win improved the Chivas USA Reserves record to 2-3-3 (W-L-T) on the season, while the Galaxy Reserves dropped to 1-5-2.
In a first half that saw several chances from each side, it was the Galaxy that earned the 1-0 lead just before the break. A cross to the back post from midfielder Peter Vagenas found Israel Sesay, and the 18-year-old forward’s header beat Chivas USA goalkeeper Lance Parker to give the Galaxy the halftime advantage.
Chivas USA struck back just after halftime to tie the game at one. A flurry of chances resulted in a broken play where newly-acquired midfielder Dejair played a ball to Keith Savage, whose close-range low shot beat Josh Saunders in the Galaxy net.
The deadlock was broken nine minutes from time, when Maykel Galindo scored his first Reserve Division goal of the season. Midfielder Kraig Chiles played a ball to Galindo roughly 30 yards from goal, and the forward lashed a shot that hit the top corner of the net.
In the team’s next match, the Chivas USA Reserves are set to face the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on Oct. 12 in San Jose, while the LA Galaxy Reserves next play at home to the Colorado Rapids, also on Oct. 12. For more information on Major League Soccer’s Reserve Division, please visit http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/reserve/.