Rodrigo Lopez scored the winning goal in stoppage time as Republic FC beat LA Galaxy II 3-2 on Saturday night, its first win of the season, according to the team’s website.
Daniel Steres headed in a Raul Mendiola free kick to give Galaxy II a 1-0 lead on an own goal in the eighth minute. Republic FC tied the score 1-1 when Octavio Guzman scored on a penalty kick in the 12th minute. Guzman would score on another penalty kick in the 24th minute to give Republic FC (1-0-1) a 2-1 lead. Galaxy II tied it at 2-2 on a Travis Bowen goal in the 66th minute, setting up Lopez’s heroics.
Revolution 2, Earthquakes 1 in Foxborough, Mass. – Kelyn Rowe scored twice to lead New England past San Jose in steady snow and hail for its first victory of the season.
New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for Rowe, whose blast from 17 yards deflected off the head of defender Shaun Francis, who committed the original turnover.
The Revolution added its second 16 minutes later. Chris Tierney’s left-footed free kick was headed by a diving Darrius Barnes to Rowe, and he buried it past David Bingham, who could only get a hand on it.
Chris Wondolowski halved the deficit with a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, awarded after Scott Caldwell clipped Clarence Goodson in the box.
San Jose fell to 2-2-0.
The conditions made footing treacherous, especially early.
“These conditions are a little bit rare, but give them credit,” San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear said, without blaming the result on the weather.
“(New England) came out ready, we came out a little bit sleepy and that’s why we were down 2-0 at halftime. We fought hard to get back into the game and then obviously the chance at the end would have been great for us. Unfortunately we couldn’t capitalize on it.”
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