CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, August 9, 2014) – Arizona United Soccer Club staged a second half comeback, but its efforts fell short losing to the LA Galaxy II 3-2 at the StubHub Center on Saturday night.
Trailing by three goals in the second half, Arizona United SC cut away at the LA Galaxy II lead in the 60th minute on Paolo DelPiccolo’s diving header that was served up from Brad Stisser’s cross on the left wing.
Eleven minutes later, Arizona United SC reduced the LA Galaxy II lead to one when Long Tan headed home his third goal of the season from a Matt Kassel free kick.
As Arizona United SC pushed forward for the equalizer goalkeeper Evan Newton came up with back-to-back saves inside the box to preserve the one goal deficit. Arizona United SC had a few chances in the dying minutes of the match, the best from a Sam Garza shot in the 90th minute that was saved, but time expired on the visitors before an equalizing goal could be found.
With the loss, Arizona United SC is now 6-12-5, tied for 13th place in the USL PRO regular-season standings, and five points out of a playoff position with five matches remaining.
Arizona United SC will travel to OKC Energy for a Thursday showdown before returning home to host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the Peoria Sports Complex at Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased here.
-Arizona United Soccer Club Match Report-
Match: Arizona United Soccer Club vs. LA Galaxy II
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Competition: USL PRO
Venue: StubHub Center
Kickoff: 7:30 PM PDT
Weather: Clear, and 71 degrees
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|LA Galaxy II||3||0||3|
LA – Charlie Rugg (assist: Joe Franco) – 9
LA – Bradford Jamieson – 10
LA – Andre Auras – 37
AZ – Paolo DelPiccolo (assist: Brad Stisser) – 60
AZ – Long Tan (assist: Matt Kassel) – 72
LA – Jose Villarreal (Yellow) – 42
AZ – Matt Kassel (Yellow) – 47
AZ – Scott Morrison (Yellow) –
Arizona United SC: Evan Newton, Tyler Ruthven, London Woodberry, Jalen Robinson, Scott Morrison, Paolo DelPiccolo (Sam Garza – 61), Joey Dillon (Jon Okafor – 61), Matt Kassel, Jonathan Top (Schillo Tshuma – 64), Long Tan (Joseph Toby – 85), Brad Stisser (Kadeem Dacres – 76)
Did not play: Jacole Turner, Widner Saint-Cyr
LA Galaxy II: Brian Rowe, Leonardo Da Silva, Todd Dunivant (Daniel Steres – 78), Joe Franco (Oscar Sorto – 46), Tommy Meyer, Andrew Auras, Bradford Jamieson IV (Travis Bowen – 74), Raul Mendiola, Dragan Stojkov, Charlie Rugg (Chandler Hoffman – 56), Jose Villarreal (Jack McBean – 85)
Did not play: Jaime Villareal, Cody Laurendi