In a tight game, the US international midfielder scored in the 71st minute at Allianz Field off a deflection from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic shot to give the Galaxy a crucial lead in the final match of a wild weekend of MLS playoff action. But Lletget wasn’t done there. After celebrating with teammates, he put his finger to his lips, turning to face the Minnesota supporters.
To some watching on, it appeared a clear reference to Minnesota United’s motto since confounding some critics and making the playoffs: “Say shh.” A famous hype video featuring the message had marked Minnesota's first appearance in the postseason.
But their season came to an end Sunday as Jonathan dos Santos added a brilliant second goal for the Galaxy, leaving Jan Gregus' late reply for Minnesota to count for little. The Galaxy, who appeared to confirm Lletget's trolling effort after the final whistle on Sunday, will now go on to face local rivals LAFC in the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday.