The emotion was clear on the faces of the LA Galaxy right after their defeat to D.C. United on last Saturday night at the RFK Stadium. This defeat had clearly stung the players. LA were indeed close to winning a draw against United right before Chris Pontius from D.C. went on to score a late winning goal to bring Galaxy to their first defeat of this year’s regular season.
The Galaxy team clearly struggled during the game with their inability to make the most of multiple chances that were given to them. Adding to their dismay was the late goal that made this defeat harder for Galaxy.
When he spoke to the media, midfielder Stefan Ishizaki stated that this was the most difficult loss that he has experienced since he came to LA. Ishizaki had missed a shot at the 67th minute. He added that his side had fought tremendously well but they just did not have any luck during this match. They had several chances but were not able to tap into them and to score.
Even with the absence of forward players Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane, the Alan Gordon and Jose Villarreal strike duet gave United’s defense a hard time. Gordon particular was given several occasions to strike. However, Bill Hamid from United’s side managed to save both of these goals.
Even though Galaxy was not able to reach the back of the net, they were on the way of earning a valuable point until United’s goal by Pontius came to round up the game.