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CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy II took a second consecutive preseason victory on Wednesday when they defeated the reserves from Mexico’s Club Tijuana 2-0 in a scrimmage held at StubHub Center.
After a scoreless first half, the Galaxy Academy’s Zico Bailey assisted an LA Galaxy II trialist for Los Dos’ first goal in the 51st minute. The Galaxy Academy’s Jake Arteaga then added a second nine minutes later on an assist from Los Dos forward Adonis Amaya.
LA Galaxy II goalkeepers Bennett Sneddon and Eric Lopez split time, and both held Club Tijuana scoreless in their respective halves.
Also notable was Sam Strong, a centerback who has featured in both of Los Dos’ preseason scrimmages after impressing during his tryout with the club. Strong, a former member of the UC Santa Barbara soccer team, has also featured for U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team.
The Galaxy II will open the 2017 USL Regular Season when they take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at 2 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 25 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.