LOS DOS

Three Takeaways From Los Dos’ 2-3 Loss To Sacramento Republic

LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Eric Lopez | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | June 25, 2017
Three Takeaways From Los Dos’ 2-3 Loss To Sacramento Republic

LA Galaxy II struggles to find confidence in terms of wins has been an issue for the team this season, however they did takeaway some positives in their 2-3 loss to Sacramento Republic on Sunday.

Youth Are Gaining Experience 

LA Galaxy II Jonathan Hernandez

LA Galaxy winger Jonathan Hernandez taking on Sacramento Republic | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | June 25, 2017

Now although Los Dos have struggled this season, its no question that youth players such as Justin Dillon, Jonathan Hernandez, Tyler Turner, Adonis Amaya, and others are gaining valuable experience despite the losses that have come along the way in these sort of in game situations. To evaluate, knowing when the players need to step up whether it’d be defensively, in the midfield, or attack in particular moments has been a positive, and they have shown that maturity.

Never Give Up Mentality 

LA Galaxy II Justin Dhillon Adonis Amaya

LA Galaxy II forwards Justin Dhillon and Adonis Amaya | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | June 25, 2017

Thanks to goal-scorers Jeremy Hall, Tyler Blackwood, and Trevin Caesar, Los Dos were down 0-3 at the half, but the team did come-back to shorten the lead by one by the time the 70th minute struck. It was Justin Dillon, and Adrian Vera who responded well to Sacramento’s lead, and provided that spark to the team for a potential turn around. Unfortunately, a team like Sacramento Republic are good enough to maintain a strong lead, and Los Dos would find themselves coming up short.

Standout 

LA Galaxy II Eric Lopez

LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Eric Lopez | Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation | June 25, 2017

It was goalkeeper Eric Lopez who kept Los Dos in the game throughout several events, and deservedly should be known as a standout vs Sacramento. Despite the fact that they were scored on three times, it was more of a defensive liability than Lopez being beaten convincingly. Nonetheless, the 18-year old showed promise against a lethal Sacramento attack, and will look to continue to help Los Dos as the season continues.

Follow LA Soccer Nation on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Leave us your comment
Follw me

Junior Pena

Contributor at LA Soccer Nation
Writer covering LA soccer based clubs in California for LA Soccer Nation and The Stoppage Time. Currently a Cypress College student pursuing in Communications.

Contact: junior.pena@lasoccernation.com
Follw me
LOS DOS
@Penaaa95

Writer covering LA soccer based clubs in California for LA Soccer Nation and The Stoppage Time. Currently a Cypress College student pursuing in Communications. Contact: junior.pena@lasoccernation.com

More in LOS DOS

Orange County SC

Mark Segbers On Target As Orange County SC Defeat Los Dos 3-0

Cameron MilledgeApril 10, 2018
ethan-zubak-los-dos

Galaxy II Making Late Playoff Push With Road Win

Pablo JacoboAugust 23, 2017
la-galaxy-ii-split-points-orange-county-sc

LA Galaxy II Split Series With Orange County SC In I-405 Derby

Junior PenaAugust 9, 2017
ethan-zubak-hugo-arellano-la-galaxy

Ethan Zubak and Hugo Arellano Ranked In USL 20 Under 20 List

Junior PenaAugust 1, 2017
adonis-amaya

Three Takeaways For LA Galaxy II in Loss vs. Swope Park Rangers

Cameron MilledgeJuly 1, 2017
LA Galaxy II Sacramento Republic Jonathan Hernandez Danny Barrera

Defensive Woes Continue for Galaxy II in Loss Against Sacramento Republic

Cameron MilledgeJune 29, 2017
dhillon-lagalaxy

Justin Dhillon in Fine Form for Los Dos After Performance vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros

Cameron MilledgeJune 21, 2017
los-dos-fall-to-switchbacks

Galaxy II Continue Losing Skid with 2-1 loss vs. Switchbacks

Cameron MilledgeJune 12, 2017
Galaxy II Jack McBean

LA Galaxy II Drop Another Three Points at Home vs. Phoenix Rising

Cameron MilledgeMay 29, 2017
Jamie Vardy Leicester City LA Galaxy StubHub Center

LA Galaxy Searching For The ‘Next Jamie Vardy’

Pablo JacoboMay 27, 2017
ethan-zubak-v-real-monarchs

LA Galaxy II Fall to Real Monarchs SLC 3-0

Junior PenaMay 12, 2017
OCSC

OCSC Gets The Better Of LA Galaxy II In Home Opener

Junior PenaMay 8, 2017