No one would’ve thought the LA Galaxy would take 10 points from a four-game road trip after their brutal start.
After Saturday’s goalless draw with struggling D.C. United, the Galaxy achieved a feat no one thought was possible.
As for D.C. United, their dreadful form at home continued, as they’ve lost three and drawn one in their last four games at RFK Stadium.
It was the night of the goalie at RFK Stadium with both Bill Hamid and Jon Kempin registering clean sheets, despite facing six shots on goal each.
Romain Alessandrini’s booming confidence was showcased early, driving a heated strike into the hands of Hamid only six minutes into the game.
Before halftime, the Galaxy’s third-string goalie was put to the test, having to make back-to-back saves ensuing a United set-piece.
In the span of two minutes, David Romney’s pair of emphatic headers would come short after Hamid sent both inches over the crossbar.
The clearest chance of the night was not denied through a heroic save, but by the crossbar. In the 72nd minute, Luciano Acosta’s witty run outside the 18-year box produced a shot that smashed into bottom lip of the crossbar.
Both sides will try to take advantage of the bye week before returning to action for the U.S Open Cup. The Galaxy will return to StubHub Center to host Orange County SC, while D.C. United stay at home and host amateur side Christos F.C..
MAN OF THE MATCH
Not only was Dave Romney the game’s savviest defender, but was the Galaxy’s most dangerous player in the attack; placing two of his three headers on target.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
Ashley Cole’s clearance in the dying seconds was the difference between leaving with one or zero points for the visiting Galaxy.
MATCH TO FORGET
Gyasi Zardes was Mr. Unreliable for the Galaxy, unable to bond with Giovani dos Santos and Alessandrini in the attack.