Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored two objectives to guide the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-2 victory over the host San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night time within the California Clasico at Stanford, Calif.
Gaston Brugman additionally scored a aim for the Galaxy (13-12-7, 46 factors), who’re tied with the Portland Timbers for the fifth-most factors within the Western Convention with two matches remaining. The highest seven groups make the playoffs.
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Cristian Espinoza and Nathan scored for the Earthquakes (7-15-10, 31 factors), who’re in final place within the 14-team West. San Jose is winless in its final 4 matches (0-3-1) whereas being outscored 12-4.
Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond and San Jose’s JT Marcinkowski every made one save.
The Earthquakes held a 13-11 edge in photographs, however the Galaxy put 4 on the right track to San Jose’s three.
Chicharito scored his first aim of the sport within the twelfth minute when he despatched a close-range left-footed shot previous Marcinkowski.
The Galaxy made it 2-0 within the forty second minute when Brugman unleashed a tough right-footed shot from outdoors the field. The ball hit the underside of the crossbar and went into the web for his third aim of the season.
Los Angeles had a 5-1 edge in photographs within the first half.
Chicharito was again at it once more within the 69th minute when he engineered a give-and-go with Efrain Alvarez and despatched a right-footed grounder into the left nook of the web. It was Chicharito’s seventeenth aim of the season, and the brace was his fourth of the marketing campaign.
A short while later, Espinoza had a breakaway try, however Bond knocked him all the way down to the bottom and a penalty kick was awarded. Espinoza stood on the spot within the 74th minute and simply booted a right-footed shot into the correct nook of the web for his seventh aim of the season.
Nathan despatched a header over the web off a nook kick within the 86th minute.
However within the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time, Nathan despatched a header on web that glanced off a Galaxy defender and previous Bond simply earlier than play was signaled over by the referee.