FULLERTON, Calif. – Earthquakes II fell to LAFC2 2-1 on Sunday night at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif. LAFC2 opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a tap in goal by Favian Vazquez and doubled the lead in the 21st minute with a Nathan Ordaz goal to the bottom right corner of the net. Quakes II battled back in the 43rd minute when Jose David Serrano found Eduardo Blancas for a hard struck shot from just beyond the six-yard box.
Earthquakes II will now prepare to face Sporting KC II on the road on Sunday, July 16. The match will kick off from Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas at 4 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Season
LAFC2 2 – 1 Earthquakes II
Sunday, July 9, 2023 – Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif.
LA2 (1-0) – Favian Vazquez (Christian Torres) 12’
LA2 (2-0) – Nathan Ordaz (Julian Gaines) 21’
QII (2-1) – Eduardo Blancas (Jose David Serrano) 43’
QII – Aaron Edwards (caution) 27’
QII – Jerry Ayon (caution) 29’
QII – Casey Walls (caution) 74’
QII – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (caution) 80’
LA2 – Jeremy Batioja (caution) 90’
LA2 – Christian Diaz (caution) 90+2’
LAFC2: Abraham Romero (C); Luca Bombino (Armando Avila 46’), Javen Romero, Diego Rosales (Christian Diaz 46’), Julian Gaines (Joshua Santiago 46’); Jeremy Batioja, Tamir Ratoviz, Christopher Jaime; Christian Torres, Nathan Ordaz (Matheus Maia 62’), Favian Vazquez (Matthew Evans 83’).
Substitutes not used: Jassem Koleilat (GK), Dustin Aguirre, Yekeson Subah, Adrian Wibowo.
SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 13; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2
EARTHQUAKES II: Eric De La Cerda; Keegan Tingey, Casey Walls, Alejandro Cano, Aaron Edwards (Oscar Verhoeven 57’); Jerry Ayon (C) (Edwyn Mendoza 46’), Eduardo Blancas, Rodolfo Castro Jr.; Cruz Medina (Martin Kwende Jr. 72’), Jose David Serrano, Roberto Hategan (Alex Chow 58’).
Substitutes not used: John Nicolson (GK), Israel Carrillo.
SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; CORNER KICKS: 0; SAVES: 4