CARSON, California (Saturday, April 16, 2022) – Monterey Bay F.C. (1-5-0, 3 points) fell 3-1 to LA Galaxy II at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night. Seku Conneh finished a Morey Doner cross into the box with a diving header in the second half, but it was not enough to earn a result.
The first good chance of the night for Monterey Bay F.C. came in the 18th minute of the match. Chase Boone beat his defender on the baseline and made a run into the box before laying the ball off to Mobi Fehr. Fehr whipped the ball into the box, but the pass failed to connect and Galaxy II cleared it away. In the 25th minute, a Union turnover just outside the box sprung a counter for Galaxy II that led to a shot on frame, but Dallas Jaye made the save. Then in the 40th minute, LA fired a low cross into the box that landed at the feet of Michael Salazar and his deflected shot bounced into the back of the net to give the home side the 1-0 lead. Just before the half in the 43rd minute, Monterey Bay found itself with a chance inside the box, but the shot from Hugh Roberts missed to the right of the post and the sides entered the break with the scoreline at 1-0.
The Crisp and Kelp began the second half on the front foot, looking dangerous and creating chances, but remained unable to capitalize five minutes into the half. In the 58th minute, Duhaney Williams scored for LA Galaxy II to double the home side’s lead. Monterey Bay connected to score its first goal of the night 10 minutes later to cut the deficit in half when Conneh headed in a cross by Doner. In the 71st minute, the Union looked to level the match, but second half substitute Christian Volesky’s shot from outside of the box ricocheted off the underside of the crossbar, down and out. Roberts received a second yellow in the 81st minute of the match, leaving Monterey Bay F.C. a man down for the second consecutive match and the third time so far this season. LA Galaxy II put the match away five minutes later with a goal on a counter by Preston Judd, who buried a shot past the goalkeeper’s right and the match ended 3-1.
– With Hugh Roberts being dismissed from the match for receiving a second yellow card caution in the 81st minute, Morey Doner is now the only player to have played every minute for the club this season.
– Simon Dawkins made his first professional start for Monterey Bay F.C. in the match.
– Jiro Barriga Toyama earned his first professional start for Monterey Bay F.C. in the match against El Paso and made his second consecutive start tonight.
– Robbie Crawford missed the match due to suspension after receiving two yellow cards in last week’s contest against El Paso Locomotive FC.
– Missing the match due to injury were Rafi Diaz (shoulder), Grant Robinson (hamstring), Arun Basuljevic (hamstring), Sam Strong (calf) and Chris Cortez (groin).
Match: LA Galaxy II vs Monterey Bay F.C.
Date: April 16, 2022
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park; Carson, California
Weather: Mostly clear and 61 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
LA Galaxy II 1 2 3
Monterey Bay F.C. 0 1 1
LA: Michael Salazar (Duhaney Williams) 40’
LA: Duhaney Williams (Cameron Dunbar) 57’
MB: Seku Conneh (Morey Doner) 68’
LA: Preston Judd (Michael Salazar) 86’
LA Galaxy II (3-4-3): Eric Lopez; Felipe Cobian, Jalen Neal, Liam Doyle; Taylor Davila (Dante Campbell 83’), Hamza Barry, Remi Cabral (Adrian Gonzalez 82’), Owen Lamb; Cameron Dunbar, Michael Salazar, Duhaney Williams (Preston Judd 60’)
Subs not used: Richard Sanchez, Marcus Ferkranus, Axel Essengue, Victor Valdez
Monterey Bay F.C. (4-2-3-1): Dallas Jaye; Jiro Barriga Toyama, Hugh Roberts, Kai Greene, Morey Doner; Mobi Fehr, James Murphy; Walmer Martínez (Jesse Maldonado 83’), Simon Dawkins (Christian Volesky 61’), Chase Boone (Sam Gleadle 62’); Seku Conneh (Adrian Rebollar 70’)
Subs not used: Carlos Herrera
Stats Summary: LA / MB
Possession: 58.4% / 41.6%
Shots: 9 / 12
Shots on Goal: 5 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 8
Fouls: 11 / 10
MB: Hugh Roberts (caution) 54’
LA: Liam Doyle (caution) 55’
MB: Hugh Roberts (dismissal) 81’
LA: Felipe Cobian (caution) 84’
MB: Mobi Fehr (caution) 84’
MB: Christian Volesky (caution) 90+1’
Referee: Benjamin Meyer
Assistant Referee: Eduardo Jeff
Assistant Referee: Jose Vega
Fourth Official: Adam Zarrin