Marky Delgado‘s purpose from distance within the early going was the distinction and Jonathan Bond secured his fifth shutout of the season because the visiting LA Galaxy outlasted Austin FC 1-0 on Sunday.
The Galaxy (6-3-1, 19 factors) bounced again after a loss final week and have gained 4 of their previous six matches.
The loss was the primary for Austin FC (6-2-2, 20 factors) at dwelling since October 2021, a stretch of seven video games. It snapped a club-record four-match successful streak and ended its streak with no loss in six contests.
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Each groups struggled with their consistency all through the sport, which was performed in temperatures that reached the higher 90s.
Bond ended up with two saves within the recreation and earned the ninth clear sheet of his two-year MLS profession. Austin outshot the Galaxy 13-9, however managed a season-low two pictures on purpose.
The Galaxy jumped to the early lead when Delgado ripped a shot from 35 yards out off the left put up and previous Austin goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell within the sixth minute. It marked solely the second time this season that Austin has trailed in a house match.
The guests had two good possibilities so as to add to the lead in first-half stoppage time. Rayan Raveloson had a shot from outdoors the field saved by Tarbell, and Javier Hernandez simply missed getting his foot on a crossing cross from Kevin Cabral.
Austin pressed the tempo within the second half with two pictures that required saves from Bond and three different possibilities deep within the zone that missed the mark in the course of the first 14 minutes.
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L.A.has one of many stingiest defenses within the league, permitting solely seven targets by its first 10 contests. Virtually all the Galaxy’s video games this 12 months have been shut and low-scoring; seven of their matches have ended both 1-0 or 0-0, with the Galaxy going 4-2-1 in these video games.
Austin will play seven of its subsequent 9 video games on the highway, together with a pair of matches in L.A. later this month in opposition to LAFC (Might 18) and the Galaxy (Might 29).