CARSON — Residence is perhaps the place the guts is, however for the Galaxy it’s not the place the wins are thought of a given.
For the second consecutive sport at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park, the Galaxy (6-5-2, 20 factors) had been outplayed and handed a humbling defeat, this time struggling a 3-0 defeat to the Houston Dynamo in entrance of twenty-two,471 Sunday.
Final Saturday, it was a 3-1 loss to FC Dallas. Within the final two dwelling video games, the Galaxy have been outscored 6-1 and is now simply 3-3 at dwelling.
Each performances had been actually lower than Galaxy coach Greg Vanney’s expectations.
“We lacked killer intuition of any sort,” Vanney mentioned. “I say that when we’ve got the ball and I say that once we didn’t have the ball. This group and the message in that group is we are able to play good and lose video games that’s unacceptable. We’ve got to seek out the ugly and the combat and the aggressive aspect and the killer intuition to win video games.”
The Galaxy went into halftime trailing 1-0 due to an eleventh minute aim from Houston’s Sebastian Ferreira.
When it comes to alternatives for an equalizer, the Galaxy had a number of, however had been unable to get something previous Houston goalkeeper Steve Clark. Clark was credited with 4 saves within the first half, but it surely appeared like extra. A number of had been from photographs from roughly 10 yards out or fewer.
Within the second half, Houston put the sport away due to a pair of world-class targets from Tyler Pasher (58th minute) and Thor Ulfarsson (62nd minute).
“It was unacceptable,” Galaxy midfielder Victor Vazquez mentioned. “It’s on us. It’s not on the coaches.”
With a watch on the remainder of the month, together with Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup spherical of 16 sport in opposition to Los Angeles Soccer Membership, Vanney despatched out a closely rotated beginning lineup. All three Designated Gamers (Kevin Cabral, Douglas Costa and Chicharito Hernandez) began the sport on the bench. Beginning defenders Derrick Williams and Julian Araujo had been additionally on the bench to start out.
“I believe guys had been all a little bit embarrassed with the result,” Vanney mentioned. “It comes right down to the killer intuition. We’ve let a number of alternatives cross us by this 12 months. We haven’t scored a ton of targets. I believe over the previous few video games, we’ve conceded extra, however earlier within the season we defended so much higher.
“We’ve got lot of men who wish to play the beautiful sport and wish to cross the ball and transfer the ball and have some good combos. All of us, beginning with me, have to go a step additional exterior of the beautiful sport and go to the efficient sport. That requires extra work, extra operating, extra sacrificing your self in entrance of the aim and a few of these arduous stuff that’s gritty. We’d like extra of that. That’s the hump we have to recover from.
“Like I mentioned to them, a number of guys have had alternatives by means of the course of this season and now everyone must step up or alternatives are going to begin to dwindle as guys begin to present what their worth is for this group to achieve success, not simply to play, however to achieve success to win video games and fulfill the expectations of the L.A. Galaxy. That’s what we’re discovering out proper now as we undergo this.”
The Galaxy’s busy month of Could continues Wednesday with its spherical of 16 sport in opposition to Los Angeles Soccer Membership and 4 days later, the Galaxy will dwelling in opposition to Austin FC.