LA Galaxy ends winless away streak with victory against New England Revolution

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Daniel Aguirre and Javier Hernandez scored goals in the first 15 minutes as LA Galaxy held on for a 2-1 victory against New England Revolution on Sunday night in Foxborough, Mass.

Hernandez and Riqui Puig recorded assists as LA Galaxy halted a four-match losing streak on the road and a five-game winless stretch (0-4-1) away from home.

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Jonathan Bond made seven saves for LA Galaxy (11-11-4, 37 points), which moved into seventh place in the Western Conference.

Carles Gil scored in the 82nd minute for New England (8-9-10, 34 points), which fell to ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The Revolution also saw a nine-match home unbeaten streak (4-0-5) come to an end.

New England star Gustavo Bou entered at the start of the second half after missing the previous six matches due to a leg injury. Djordje Petrovic made three saves for the Revolution.

LA struck in the fourth minute when Hernandez sent a long pass upfield to Aguirre, who fired a right-footed shot into the lower left-hand corner for his first goal of the season.

In the 15th minute, it was Hernandez who was the recipient of a superb pass from Puig. Hernandez produced a left-footed shot into the left-hand corner for his 12th goal of the campaign.

New England came up empty in its top two first-half scoring chances.

Gil fed DeJuan Jones in front of the goal in the 29th minute, but Jones' right-footed shot hit the post.

Eight minutes later, it was Jones setting up a chance with a pass, but Emmanuel Boateng's right-footed effort was stopped by Bond.

In the second half, the Revolution had a chance in the 62nd minute as Christian Makoun produced a left-footed rocket from outside the box. However, Bond was in position to knock the shot away.

Gil, the reigning MLS MVP, finally halted Bond's hopes of a clean sheet when he placed a left-footed shot into the top left-hand corner of the net. It was his sixth goal of the season.

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