L.A. Galaxy Capitalizes on Minnesota United's Own Goal

May 21, 2017 07:44 PM

Giovani dos Santos scored and the Los Angeles Galaxy capitalized on Minnesota's own goal to beat expansion United 2-1 on Sunday.

Christian Ramirez's own goal, his second in two matches, gave the Galaxy (4-5-2) a 2-1 lead in the 84th minute. Gyasi Zardes drew a free kick and Romain Alessandrini's entry off the set piece bounced off Ramirez, into the net.


Minnesota (3-7-2) has lost each of its last two games by one goal.

Dos Santos opened the scoring in the 38th minute, flipping a volley with the outside of his left foot - off a short, arcing pass from Alessandrini - over the outstretched arms of a diving Bobby Shuttleworth. Ramirez tied it from the top of the 6-yard box in the 66th, half-volleying a header from Sam Cronin into the back of the net.

Brian Rowe had four saves - including a pair of diving, one-handed stops - for Los Angeles.

The Galaxy are unbeaten in their last four matches.

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