Major League Soccer: LA Galaxy and Sporting KC draw 2-2 on Sunday

CARSON. LA Galaxy manages to recover against Sporting KC with a penalty kick on the J. Russell 66' and a goal on the F. Hernandez 76'.


CARSON. LA Galaxy manages to recover against Sporting KC with a penalty kick on the J. Russell 66′ and a goal on the F. Hernandez 76′. LA Galaxy couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (60%)

Chicharito missed a decisive penalty (90′). That would have allowed LA Galaxy to win the match.​

Chicharito missed 1 penalty (90′ + 6′) for ​LA Galaxy.

The match was played at the Dignity Health Sports Park stadium in Carson on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Ramy Touchan with the help of Kevin Klinger and Ian McKay. The 4th official was Greg Dopka. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 28.1 degrees Celsius or 82.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.​

Match Statistics

LA Galaxy was in firm control of the ball 60% while Sporting KC was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Sporting KC was more aggressive with 37 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Sporting KC to win the encounter​.

LA Galaxy shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Sporting KC shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target.


LA Galaxy received 1 yellow card (R. Edwards). On the opposite side, Sporting KC received 1 yellow card (R. Walter).

After playing this match, LA Galaxy will have 39 points like Portland Timbers to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Sporting KC will have 30 points to move down in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 5'


  • 47'

    R. Edwards

  • 58'

    S. Kljestan

    V. Vazquez

  • 64'

    F. Hernandez

    R. Espinoza

  • 66'

    J. Russell (Penalty)

  • 71'

    D. Costa

    G. Brugman

  • 71'

    S. Grandsir

    D. Joveljic

  • 73'

    O. Rosell

    E. Thommy

  • 76'

    F. Hernandez

  • 84'

    R. Walter

  • 85'

    K. Cabral

    M. Delgado

  • 85'

    M. Caceres

    J. Araujo

  • 88'

    Chicharito (Penalty)

  • 89'

    K. Shelton

    D. Salloi

  • 90'


Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, LA Galaxy will play away with SJ Earthquakes on the 26th of June with a 20-16 head to head stats in favor of SJ Earthquakes (12 draws).

Sporting KC will play away against Houston Dynamo on the 11th of September with a 15-15 head to head record.

LA Galaxy: Formation and Lineups

LA Galaxy started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

The manager Greg Vanney chose to play with the following team: Jonathan Bond (6.4), Julian Araujo (6.4), Sega Coulibaly (6.1), Derrick Williams (6.3), Raheem Edwards (6.8), Marky Delgado (7.3), Gastón Brugman (6.8), Riqui Puig (7.1), Dejan Joveljić (6.4), Víctor Vázquez (7.3) and Javier Hernández (7.7).


LA Galaxy made 5 changes: V. Vazquez for S. Kljestan (58′), G. Brugman for D. Costa (71′), D. Joveljic for S. Grandsir (71′), M. Delgado for K. Cabral (85′) and J. Araujo for M. Caceres (85′).

Top player: Javier Hernández

Probably the most impressive player in LA Galaxy was Javier Hernández.

His rating is (7.7) with 2 goals, 18 passes (72% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 1 cross.

Sporting KC: Formation and Lineups

Sporting KC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Peter Vermes played with: John Pulskamp (6.6), Kayden Pierre (5.8), Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (6.9), Andreu Fontàs (6.8), Logan Ndenbe (6.4), Róger Espinoza (6.9), Rémi Walter (7.1), Erik Thommy (7.1), Johnny Russell (7.7), William Agada (6.9) and Dániel Sallói (6.8).


Sporting KC made 3 changes: R. Espinoza for F. Hernandez (64′), E. Thommy for O. Rosell (73′) and D. Salloi for K. Shelton (89′).

Top player: Johnny Russell

Probably the most impressive player in Sporting KC was Johnny Russell.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 31 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11. He performed 4 crosses.

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