Carson, California.- The lack of goals continues to plague El Rebaño Sagrado. Despite generating multiple scoring chances and showing improvement, especially in the first half, Chivas failed to capitalize which was all the Galaxy needed to take the Leagues Cup 2022 Showcase matchup 2-0 on Wednesday night at Sofi Stadium.
Understanding the importance of Friday's Liga MX match in Mazatlán, Ricardo Cadena used the least experienced players in the Apertura 2022 in this international match, in order to focus on beating Los Cañoneros at all costs to be able to aspire to a rebound in the domestic competition.
How did the goals come about?
- At 27', Efraín Álvarez took a corner kick to the near post that Dejan Joveljic tapped in to open the scoring.
- In the 62nd minute, Jonathan Perez's left-footed shot from just outside the box hit the base of the right-hand post and into the net.
- Marioni Ham, the 18-year-old attacker who plays for Chivas U-20, debuted with El Rebaño's First Squad.
LA Galaxy 2-0 Chivas
(Dejan Jovelijc at 27', Jonathan Pérez at 62')
Referee: Luis Enrique Santander
LA Galaxy: 33 Jonathan Klinsmann; 20 Nick DePuy (3 Derrick Williams at 80'), 4 Sega Coulibaly (AM at 38') (2 Julian Araujo at 46'), 18 Kelvin Leerdam (15 Eriq Zavaleta at 46'), 44 Raheem Edwards (24 Jalen Neal at 46'), 9 Kevin Cabral (11 Samuel Grandsir at 46'), 5 Gaston Brugman (16 Sacha Klejstan at 34') (AM at 56'), 8 Mark Delgado (43 Adam Saldana at 34'), 26 Efrain Alvarez (56 Jonathan Perez at 46'), 14 Javier Hernandez (77 Chase Gasper at 46'), 99 Dejan Jovelijc (31 Preston Judd at 46').
Coach Greg Vanney
Chivas: 27 Raul Rangel; 17 Jesús Sánchez (2 Alan Mozo at 72'), 4 Antonio Briseño (AM at 55') (26 Cristian Calderón at 63'), 21 Hiram Mier, 42 Omar Mireles, 16 Miguel Ponce (24 Carlos Cisneros at 46'), 49 Gilberto García (6 Pavel Pérez at 63'), 29 Eduardo Torres, 11 Isaac Brizuela (193 Marioni Ham at 72'), 14 Santiago Ormeño (13 Ángel Zaldívar at 63'), 62 José González (31 Paolo Yrizar at 46').
Coach Ricardo Cadena