In the waning hours of Wednesday night, the Revolution and Galaxy kicked off preseason game number two in Los Angeles. The Galaxy beat the Revs 1-0 over the weekend, in a game where New England dominated with 24 shots.
The rematch started out with a bang. Just six minutes into the game, Bunbury’s pressure was able to force a crucial mistake in the Galaxy box. Bunbury squared it for Adam Buksa, who tapped in probably the easiest goal of his career. Just 17 minutes later, Bunbury nodded home the second. Revs II member Conor Presley whipped in a perfect cross onto Teal’s head, in which he stuck through the wickets of Klinsmann for two.
LA Galaxy would pull one back minutes after the second goal through prospect Felix Barajas. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton forced a save, but Barajas was simply in the right place at the right time to finish it off.
The second flurry of scoring for the Revolution came in the middle part of the second half. Gustavo Bou’s lay off to Tommy McNamara set him up for a curled effort from right along the outside of the box. McNamara delivered, curling it into the top right corner with precision. Bou would add one of his own three minutes later, following the inch perfect through ball by Spanish maestro Carles Gil. Bou picked out the far post with ease, per usual.
The Revolution will continue the preseason schedule with a pair of games against LAFC, as well as one against LA Galaxy II. The final three games will be played behind closed doors, so we have seen the last live action until opening day on April 17th. The Revs will visit Soldier Field and Chicago Fire for game one.