Jonathan dos Santos and Chris Pontius scored first-half objectives and the LA Galaxy held on to beat Minnesota United three-2 on Saturday night time.
Dos Santos scored on a penalty kick to open the scoring in the thirty sixth minute. Osvaldo Alonso conceded the penalty, taking down Uriel Antuna within the 18-yard field.
Chris Pontius doubled the lead for the Galaxy (2-1-zero) in the forty first minute, redirecting Rolf Feltscher’s cross. The objective came on the end of a 25-move buildup with Emmanuel Boateng finding Feltscher vast open on the suitable aspect and Feltscher drawing out goalkeeper Vito Mannone earlier than making the cross into Pontius.
Minnesota United (2-1-0) pulled within one within the seventy fifth minute when Jan Gregus fired residence a right-footed shot from past the fitting aspect of the penalty space that beat goalkeeper David Bingham.
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The Galaxy made it 3-1 in the 81st minute as Sebastian Lletget completed Antuna’s cross.
Angelo Rodríguez capped the scoring with a putback in the 87th minute for Minnesota.