CARSON >> Life without Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez continued for the Galaxy successful Saturday’s 2nd El Trafico gathering this play with the Los Angeles Football Club.
However, contempt his absence, the Galaxy saw 2 of its different scoring options measurement into the spotlight.
Dejan Joveljić, who joined the Galaxy from Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this month, scored a brace of goals and Kevin Cabral scored successful the 86th infinitesimal to assistance the Galaxy flight with a 3-3 draw.
“I thought it was a truly important time for some of them,” Galaxy manager Greg Vanney said. “For Dejan, that’s his thing, he’s a extremity scorer and he’s connected this squad and helium has a vocation due to the fact that helium puts the shot successful the backmost of the net.
“He needed and needs a small clip to proceed to accommodate to his teammates, his team, the league and each the things that are determination for him to scope afloat imaginable and to proceed to turn arsenic a player.”
Joveljić’s archetypal extremity came successful the 20th infinitesimal to springiness the Galaxy a 1-0 lead. His 2nd extremity came successful the 64th to necktie the crippled astatine 2-2.
“It is an astonishing feeling,” Joveljić said. “When you score, it is ever good, particularly erstwhile you people successful a derby, that’s a fantastic feeling.”
This was Joveljić’s archetypal quality successful an El Trafico game.
“Our fans were astonishing and I privation to accidental the opponent’s fans were besides good,” helium said. “The ambiance was amazing. This was thing different. The fans are crazy.”
Before Saturday’s game, Joveljić had recorded conscionable 1 assist. He said that helium wasn’t frustrated, but needed chances.
“I was comfortable,” helium said of his role. “I didn’t person truthful galore balls that I tin score. This crippled comes and I had immoderate opportunities.”
He added that helium didn’t bash thing otherwise against LAFC, conscionable the opportunities presented themselves.
“I did the aforesaid happening successful the erstwhile games, but sometimes the shot comes, sometimes not, but I person to bash my job,” helium said.
That acceptable the signifier for Cabral. Cabral, who is besides successful his archetypal play with the Galaxy and Major League Soccer, signed arsenic a Designated Player and has gone done the mean ups and downs of trying to larn the caller league.
The play began down the near helping and ended up successful the mediate with Joveljić getting the ball, earlier switching it to Efrain Alvarez, who fed Julian Araujo, who chopped it backmost to Cabral, who fundamentally had an unfastened extremity to sprout astatine and helium didn’t miss.
Cabral present has 4 goals this season.
“He has 3 goals successful 4 games present and present you commencement talking astir a supporting radical successful presumption of putting the shot successful the backmost of the net,” Vanney said of Joveljić and Cabral soon joining Hernandez successful the Galaxy attack.
Friday, Cabral’s duplicate member Remi scored the game-winning extremity for Galaxy II successful a USL.
National squad work up next
Following the game, the Galaxy volition person six players depart for World Cup Qualifying, for games starting arsenic aboriginal arsenic Monday.
Sebastian Lletget volition articulation the U.S. National team, Danilo Acosta with Honduras, Carlos Harvey with Panama, Jonathan dos Santos with Mexico and Niko Hämäläinen with Finland.
This planetary model closes Sept. 8. The Galaxy’s adjacent crippled is Sept. 11.