Major League Soccer: LA Galaxy demolishes Colorado Rapids 4-1 with a fantastic performance

CARSON. LA Galaxy demolishes Colorado Rapids 4-1 with goals of


CARSON. LA Galaxy demolishes Colorado Rapids 4-1 with goals of G. Brugman (22′), R. Edwards (28′), Chicharito (31′) and G. Brugman (52′). On the other side, Colorado Rapids scored with ​S. Nicholson (90′).

LA Galaxy remained in 10 people after D. Costa received a red card in the 62′. Anyway, LA Galaxy still was able to win this contest competing only with 10 players​.

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 had the assistance of Katie Nesbitt and Brooke Mayo. The 4th official was Alex Chilowicz. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.1 degrees Celsius or 68.13 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 83%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in 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.

Colorado Rapids was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Still, LA Galaxy found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.​

LA Galaxy shot 19 times, 10 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Colorado Rapids shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to LA Galaxy. On the other side, Colorado Rapids received 5 yellow cards (F. Gutierrez, L. Abubakar, S. Beitashour, M. Barrios and M. Alves da Silva).

(LA Galaxy) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (62′).

After this match, LA Galaxy will have 40 points to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, Colorado Rapids will stay with 39 points like Seattle Sounders to move up in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 22'

    G. Brugman

  • 26'

    F. Gutierrez

  • 28'

    R. Edwards

  • 31'


  • 34'

    L. Abubakar

  • 46'

    L. Esteves

    D. Wilson

  • 46'

    M. Barrios

    J. Lewis

  • 52'

    G. Brugman

  • 56'

    C. Gasper

    R. Edwards

  • 60'

    S. Beitashour

  • 62'

    D. Costa

  • 63'

    M. Barrios

  • 63'

    M. Alves da Silva

    D. Rubio

  • 64'

    D. Yapi

    J. Price

  • 65'

    M. Alves da Silva

  • 68'

    E. Alvarez

    S. Grandsir

  • 69'

    D. Joveljic


  • 80'

    K. Cabral

    M. Delgado

  • 80'

    S. Kljestan

    G. Brugman

  • 85'

    C. Warner

    F. Gutierrez

  • 90'

    S. Nicholson

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, LA Galaxy will play away against SJ Earthquakes on the 25th of September with a 20-16 head to head in favor of SJ Earthquakes (12 draws).

Colorado Rapids will host Dallas on the 1st of October with a 21-12 head to head statistic in favor of Dallas (19 draws).

LA Galaxy: Formation and Lineups

LA Galaxy started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Greg Vanney chose to play with the following team: Jonathan Bond (7.6), Julian Araujo (7.3), Sega Coulibaly (7.1), Martín Cáceres (7.3), Raheem Edwards (6.8), Marky Delgado (6.8), Gastón Brugman (8.2), Riqui Puig (7.1), Douglas Costa (6.4), Javier Hernández (8.1) and Samuel Grandsir (7.4).


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′).

Top player: Gastón Brugman

Probably the most impressive player in LA Galaxy was Gastón Brugman.

His rating is (8.2) with 2 goals, 23 passes (100% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11.

Colorado Rapids: Formation and Lineups

Colorado Rapids started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Robin Fraser played with: William Yarbrough (6.8), Keegan Rosenberry (5.8), Lalas Abubakar (6.1), Danny Wilson (6.3), Steven Beitashour (6.1), Jack Price (6.2), Felipe Gutiérrez (7.4), Jonathan Lewis (6.1), Diego Rubio (6.6), Sam Nicholson (6.8) and Gyasi Zardes (6.8).


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′).

Top player: Felipe Gutiérrez

Probably the most impressive player in Colorado Rapids was Felipe Gutiérrez.

His rating is (7.4) with 43 passes (97% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 6 crosses.

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