Dejan Joveljic and Jonathan Pérez scored, and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Chivas de Guadalajara 2-0 in a pleasant on Wednesday night.
It became the primary soccer in shape played at SoFi Stadium, so that it will host World Cup suits in 2026, and served as a prelude to the Leagues Cup opposition between MLS and Liga MX clubs beginning subsequent summer.
“I suppose now that the leagues, I assume they’re closing and getting a lot closer, and I assume there’s a number of respect between the two leagues and the golf equipment now that exists in each leagues, and consequently I see the competition being taken severe,” Galaxy instruct Greg Vanney stated. “I do suppose the league, this league setting out subsequent 12 months is ideal timing.”
Joveljic, a Serbian country wide group player, caught out his left foot to redirect a corner kick by way of Efrain Alvarez into the pinnacle netting within the 28th minute. With sideline area at a top class due to subject-degree suites, Alvarez installed an in-swinging ball, and Joveljic got to the near post in advance of two Chivas defenders to put the Galaxy ahead.Perez made it 2-zero in the 63rd minute with a well-struck shot from outside the penalty field that beat Raúl Rangel to the lunging goalkeeper’s left. It become the first purpose for the 19-year-antique Perez with the Galaxy.
“Jonny manifestly steals the display with a splendid purpose. The youngster’s a special participant,” Vanney stated.
Hernández, who changed into born in Guadalajara and commenced his profession at Chivas, nearly placed the Galaxy beforehand inside the beginning seconds. He intercepted a bad returned bypass by means of Antonio Briseño after 15 seconds however could not get a shot away earlier than Rangel made a desperation slide address.
Chivas had its personal chances to attain early on, the maximum risky forcing Jonathan Klinsmann to make consecutive reaction saves to deny Miguel Ponce from near range within the 25th minute.
Club America gained in a seven-round penalty shootout over LAFC following a 0-zero draw inside the nightcap of the doubleheader, which drew an introduced crowd of seventy one,189.
José Cifuente positioned his kick over the purpose and up into the stands after Emilio Lara converted his try.
Clearly treating the game as an exhibition because it leads the Western Conference and is on tempo to win the Supporters’ Shield for the second one time in its five seasons of life, LAFC averted catastrophe when Mamadou Fall had a immediately purple card for a tackle on forward Federico Vinas in the fortieth minute decreased to a yellow through VAR.
Fall made a goal line clearance to hold out Lara’s blistering shot from inside the field inside the 51st minute.
Gareth Bale came on as a substitute within the 62nd minute for LAFC because the Wales countrywide crew player and five-time Champions League winner maintains to accumulate his fitness. Bale took and coolly transformed the 5th penalty.