Almeyda: It was a deserved victory against LA Galaxy

The San José Earthquakes came out with all three points in the Los Angeles bag after a 1-2 win over the LA Galaxy on Friday night. Coach Matías Almeyda was happy for the victory in the so-called ‘Classic Cali’.

“I think the victory was deserved,” Almeyda said after the win. “I liked that Jeremy (Ebobisse) scored his first goal with San José. I like to see Chofis (López) this tournament after a year and a half that he did not play, to see how he has grown and in general the way they support each other. among the players. We have a game identity, they know it and when we win it makes us happy to continue working and growing. “

Earthquakes opened the scoring in the second half through Jeremy Ebobisse, who debuted wearing the Quakes jersey after being acquired from Portland Timbers. LA Galaxy achieved the equalized 13 minutes later from a corner kick taken by Victor Vazquez at first post, that the archer JT Marcinkowski could not refuse. The winning goal for San Jose, reached 71 ‘of a great individual play by Javier “Chofis” López. The Mexican’s shot was deflected by the Los Angeles defender Niko Hamalainen to whom they credited the own goal.

It was the second straight loss at home for the LA Galaxy this week, following the loss to Colorado Rapids on Tuesday. The performance did not make manager Greg Vanney happy.

“The first 60 minutes were on foot, slow, without spark. Our way of defending is not good enough, we are giving up many opportunities and goals, that is my responsibility. That will change in the next three weeks, I want to see a reaction in him. next game, but our defense mentality must change, “said an annoyed Vanney.

On a Star Wars-themed night at Dignity Health Sports Park, there was also a Mexican duel on the court. On the San Jose side, Oswaldo Alanís played the 90 minutes, Carlos Fierro He entered at 73 ‘, while Chofis left the field at 80’ after being the architect of the victory. For LA Galaxy, Efraín Álvarez was the starter, while Jonathan dos Santos He entered the 60 ‘taking the ovation of the local public.

Chicharito was attentive from the stands watching his teammates as he continues his recovery from the calf injury. The big question now is, yes Javier Hernandez He will participate in the All-Star Game in the middle of the week, as the club has been taking care of his recovery.



Play by the Mexican who manages to put Matías Almeyda’s team above the Galaxy.

The next game for the LA Galaxy will be next Saturday in the Traffic Classic against LAFC.