FC Cincinnati 0, LA Galaxy 2 | 2019 MLS Match Recap

In front of a sold-out crowd at Nippert Stadium, the LA Galaxy came to town and took all three points, beating FC Cincinnati 2-0.

The Galaxy hit Cincy with a pair of early goals, forcing the hosts to chase the game early. Emmanuel Boateng got his first of the season, a clinical finish into the bottom corner from just inside the 18-yard box.

Three minutes later, Favio Alvarez reacted quickest to a poor clearance and fired into the bottom corner to double the Galaxy's lead. 

Sebastian Lletget was fit to start, returning from injury quicker than anticipated.

Cincinnati have now conceded 17 goals over their last five games, all losses, though largely kept Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet. Forward Rashawn Dally made his MLS debut for Cincy. 

Goals

  • 12’ — LA — Emmanuel Boateng | WATCH
  • 15’ — LA — Favio Alvarez | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: The Galaxy recovered from a big Open Cup defeat to the Portland Timbers to earn three points in MLS play. Cincy, well, are in a rut and continue to drop further away from the playoff line. 
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Minutes after taking the lead, Alvarez doubled the visitors' advantage.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Dangerous from the moment he stepped on the field, Emmanuel Boateng caused more problems than the Cincy backline could solve. 

Next Up

  • CIN: Saturday, June 29 at Minnesota United (4 pm ET | ESPN in US, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).
  • LA: Saturday, June 29 at San Jose Earthquakes (10 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, DAZN in Canada)

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