SAINT PAUL. Minnesota United was capable to capture a draw against LA Galaxy with a late goal from R. Lod scored in the (87′) after LA Galaxy got a lead with a penalty from S. Kljestan (82′).
The match was held at the Allianz Field Stadium in Saint Paul on Thursday and this began at 12:00 am UTC. The referee was Jair Marrufo with the assistance of Jeffrey Swartzel and Gjovalin Bori. The 4th official was Allen Chapman. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.1 degrees Celsius or 62.69 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Minnesota United was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. LA Galaxy that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Minnesota United was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 8 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Minnesota United to win the match.
Minnesota United shot 18 times, 8 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, LA Galaxy shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target.
Minnesota United received 2 yellow cards (M. Boxall and K. Arriaga). On the opposite side, LA Galaxy received 1 yellow card (R. Raveloson).
After playing this encounter, Minnesota United will have 14 points to stay in the 20th place. On the opposite side, LA Galaxy will have 19 points like New York RB, Cincinnati and Real Salt Lake to stay in the 8th place.
S. Kljestan (Penalty)
LA Galaxy will host Houston Dynamo on the 23rd of May with a 14-12 head to head record in favor of LA Galaxy (10 draws).
Minnesota United: Formation and Lineups
Minnesota United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Adrian Heath chose to play with the following team: Dayne St. Clair , D.J. Taylor , Michael Boxall , Bakaye Dibassy , Kemar Lawrence , Wil Trapp , Kervin Arriaga , Bongokuhle Hlongwane , Emanuel Reynoso , Franco Fragapane and Robin Lod .
Minnesota United made 3 changes: B. Hlongwane for A. Danladi (62′), F. Fragapane for L. Amarilla (73′) and W. Trapp for A. Hunou (84′).
Top player: Franco Fragapane
The player who no doubt impressed Minnesota United the most was Franco Fragapane.
His rating iswith 32 passes (84% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.
LA Galaxy: Formation and Lineups
Also LA Galaxy adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Greg Vanney played with: Jonathan Bond , Julian Araujo , Nick DePuy , Derrick Williams , Raheem Edwards , Rayan Raveloson , Marky Delgado , Kevin Cabral , Douglas Costa , Samuel Grandsir and Javier Hernández .
LA Galaxy could not rely on the presence of D. Joveljic (injured).
LA Galaxy made 5 changes: R. Raveloson for S. Kljestan (46′), K. Cabral for V. Vazquez (69′), R. Edwards for C. Gasper (75′), Chicharito for D. Aguirre (86′) and S. Kljestan for D. Joveljic (86′).
Best player: Jonathan Bond
The player that probably impressed the most for LA Galaxy was the goalkeeper: Jonathan Bond. His rating is 8.34. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
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