The first soccer game in the history of the fabulous SoFi Stadium was not of the beauty of the venue of the last Super Bowl LVI, however, it did end with good news for the Los Angeles Galaxy, who despite an uncertain start took advantage of the scoring opportunities they had and defeated Liga MX’s Chivas de Guadalajara by a score of 2-0, who remain mired in a crisis that seems to have no end.
After an uncertain first few minutes for the MLS team, where the controversial Peruvian-Mexican striker of the Guadalajara team, Santiago Ormeo, missed three clear scoring opportunities, the home team reacted in the 28th minute.
Dejan Loveljic remains the Galaxy’s top scorer
At that point, Mexican national team member Efrain Alvarez took a corner kick that was finished inches from goal by Serbian striker Dejan Loveljic with his left foot to make Chivas goalkeeper Raul Rangel‘s effort impossible.
The rest of the first half was tightly contested, but with no dangerous action in either goal, it was not a great performance by Mexican striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernndez, who began his career in 2006 with Guadalajara and who is currently the Galaxy’s captain, was relieved at halftime.
Galaxy clinched the win in the second half
The second half started with multiple changes from both teams, who are out of the playoff zone in their respective leagues and decided to rest their main players with a view to future games.
The home team scored the second goal in their favor in the 62nd minute when Frenchman Samuel Grandsir gave a good pass for young Mexican Jonathan Perez to take a beautiful shot from outside the left foot box that went into the bottom corner of the goal defended by Rangel.
What’s next for the LA Galaxy and Chivas de Gauadalajara?
The Los Angeles Galaxy return to MLS action when they visit Sporting Kansas City next Saturday, while Guadalajara visit Mazatlan next Friday.