Chicharito Goal Lifts Galaxy Over LAFC In 'El Trafico' Derby
Muhammad Rameez 1 month ago Sun 09th May 2021 | 08:40 AM
Los Angeles, May 9 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th May, 2021 ) :Javier Hernandez scored one goal and set up another Saturday to lift the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC in the Southern California "El Trafico" derby.
Hernandez played a key role in what would prove the game-winner in the 79th, collecting a low cross from second-half substitute Cameron Dunbar and passing across the goal for a charging dos Santos to fire home.
LAFC had equalized in the 62nd minute through Diego Rossi. LAFC saw a golden opportunity come to nothing in the 32nd when Galaxy keeper Jonathan bond denied back-to-back attempts from Rossie and Latif Blessing.
Elsewhere, Argentinian Zelarayan fired home a curling direct free kick and Columbus Crew pressured DC United into two second-half own goals in a 3-1 victory in Ohio.
Reigning MLS Cup champions Columbus hadn't scored a goal so far this season until Zelarayan's spectacular effort in the 20th minute, his free kick sailing over the wall and into the corner of the DC United goal.
The 28-year-old continued the strong form that saw him named Most Valuable Player of the MLS Cup final last season.
In the CONCACAF Champions League action he had scored one goal and set up another in the first leg of the quarter-finals against Mexican outfit Monterrey.
However, he missed the return leg due to accumulation of yellow cards.
"Happy with the result," he said of the Crew's first MLS win of the season after two goalless draws. "We needed a win at home. Very happy to convert my first league goal of the season and hopefully we can continue on this path." Columbus sealed the win after DC United own goals -- from France's Frederic Brillant in the 63rd minute and Mexican Tony Alfaro in the 83rd.
Norwegian Ola Kamara had scored in the 82nd minute for DC United.
Philadelphia Union, the only MLS team to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals, beat Chicago Fire 2-0 with goals from Jamaican Cory Burke in the 51st minute and Norwegian Jakob Glesnes in the 60th.
The two overlapped for just one season at Manchester United, in 2004-05.