CARSON, Calif. – Earthquakes II defeated Galaxy II 4-1 on Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. Galaxy II struck first in the sixth minute, but Earthquakes II quickly found the equalizer when Cruz Medina finished a ball from Keegan Tingey in the 14th minute.
Quakes II took the lead in the 30th minute after Ousseni Bouda intercepted a Galaxy II pass and completed a 30-yard solo dribble before finding the back of the net. Bouda earned a brace on the night by finishing a Will Richmond pass in the 66th minute. Eduardo Blancas finished off the scoring in the 87th minute courtesy of a through ball from Ousseni Bouda.
Earthquakes II will now prepare to face Real Monarchs on the road on Wednesday, August 9. The match will kick off from Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah at 7 p.m. PT and will be streamed globally on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Galaxy II 2 – 1 Earthquakes II
Sunday, August 6, 2023 – Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
LAII (1-0) – Axel Picazo (Ruben Ramos Jr.) 6’
QII (1-1) – Cruz Medina (Keegan Tingey) 14’
QII (2-1) – Ousseni Bouda (unassisted) 30’
QII (3-1) – Ousseni Bouda (Will Richmond) 66’
QII (4-1) – Eduardo Blancas (Ousseni Bouda) 87’
LAII – Marcus Ferkranus (caution) 24’
LAII – Brandon Tellez (caution) 24’
GALAXY II: Simon Jillson; Riley Dalgado, Ascel Essengue, Marcus Ferkranus (C) (Emiliano Garcia 82’), Carson Klein (Allan Legaspi 61’); Brandon Tellez, Diego Lopez (Juan Calderon 46’), Ruben Ramos Jr., Alex Alcala (Sergio Villalpando 61’), Axel Picazo; Aaron Bibout (Julian Placias 81’).
Substitutes not used: Aaron Cervantes (GK), Elijah Amadin, Matteo Carbone, Diego Rodriguez.
SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 4
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Keegan Tingey, Casey Walls (C), Daniel Munie, Oscar Verhoeven; Cam Cilley, Edwyn Mendoza (Eduardo Blancas 63’), Cruz Medina (Jerry Ayon 63’); Will Richmond (Alex Chow 81’), Jose David Serrano (Roberto Hategan 63’), Ousseni Bouda.
Substitutes not used: Eric De La Cerda (GK), Alejandro Cano, Israel Carrillo.
SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 6; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3