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USL Match Preview – #LAvSLC

By Staff, 05/09/17, 9:03AM EDT


Galaxy II look to end five-game slide as Monarchs try to close gap at top

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy II will try to end a five-game winless streak on Wednesday night, but will get a strong challenge from a Real Monarchs SLC side that has already claimed five wins this season and is looking to close the gap on Western Conference leader San Antonio FC. Kickoff at StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.

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LA Galaxy II news and notes

  • Current record: 1-4-1, 4pts

  • The Galaxy II suffered a 4-0 defeat against Orange County SC on Saturday night, extending their winless streak to five games since opening the season with a victory.

  • The current five-game winless streak matches the worst run in the Galaxy II’s history, when the side also went 0-4-1 between July 30 and August 27.

  • Los Dos rebounded from that dip in form by closing the season with a 3-1-2 record, which included a victory against the Monarchs in the final weekend of the season.

  • The Galaxy II have scored only five goals in six games this season. The club’s lowest goals total in a full season was 39 in 28 regular-season games in the 2015 season.

Real Monarchs SLC news and notes

  • Current record: 5-1-0, 15pts

  • The Monarchs had a bye this past week after taking a 2-1 victory against the Swope Park Rangers in their last outing at Rio Tinto Stadium on April 29.

  • Real has almost doubled its points total through six games from a season ago, when the side sat with a 2-2-2 record.

  • Chandler Hoffman has scored four goals this season, and now has 35 for his career in the USL. Hoffman was an All-League selection for the Galaxy II when he recorded 13 goals for the club in 2014.

  • Midfielder Charlie Adams has created a team-high 16 scoring chances this season, putting him fifth in the USL.

Series Notes

  • The Galaxy II have never lost to the Monarchs, holding a 2-0-2 record in the all-time series.


  • Los Angeles – GK: David Preys, Jon Kempin, Eric Lopez; D: Hugo Arellano, Jake Arteaga, Robert Castellanos, Jean Engola, Alex Juarez, Ian Lonergan, Eric Payeras, Tyler Turner; M: Ryo Fujii, Jorge Hernandez, Jonathan Hernandez, Bradford Jamieson IV,  Ulysse Llanez, Raul Mendiola, Adrian Vera, Jaime Villarreal, Andre Zanga; F: Adonis Amaya, Jonathan Estrada, Ariel Lassiter, Patrick Murphy, Jose Villarreal, Ethan Zubak

  • Real Monarchs – GK: Connor Sparrow, Andrew Putna, Jared Osgood; D: Reagan Dunk, James Moberg, Kyle Curinga, Max Lachowecki, Emilio Orozco, Michael Gallagher, Taylor Peay, Riggs Lennon, Nicholas Barreiro, Glademir Mendoza; M: Omar Holness, Ricardo Velazco, Charlie Adams, Nick Besler, Sebastian Velasquez, Karsten Hanlin, Erik Virgen; F: Andrew Brody, Daniel Haber, Chase Minter, Chandler Hoffman, Emmanuel Ocran, Skyler Milne, Jonel Desire 


  • Los Angeles – None

  • Real Monarchs – None



  • AR1: Eduardo Jeff

  • AR2: Cynthia Vargas

  • 4TH: Martin Anthony Almeida

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