Red flags for Barros Schelotto and Los Angeles Galaxy, as they pick up another loss, their fourth in a row, and a second defeat at home.
Final Time | LA Galaxy 0-1 Colorado Rapids, MLS
Dignity Sports & Health Park opened its doors for the game of LA Galaxy against Colorado Rapids, a match where the home side was looking to get back onto the winning path after the losing streak they had fallen into.
But it all ended up as just a hope, as Galaxy was defeated again, and this time by the worst team in the league. This earned Colorado its first win of the season, thanks to Shinyashiki's goal in the 1-0 victory.
Zlatan's absence was clear, as the offensive attack of the LA side was nowhere to be seen, a worrying fact as the Swedish striker has still one more game to complete his suspension. Colorado did the impossible thanks to Howard, who stopped every Galaxy attempt to keep his net unbreached.
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Final stats, possession
90'+4' GAME OVER!!! Galaxy adds a new loss and has now four loses in a row!
90'+3' Howard stops a new attempt from Galaxy again!
90'+1' Yellow card for Alvarez after a hard foul
90' Four more mintes to play!
88' The home side is close to add a new loss to its losing streak, which is worrying for the Galaxy fans
86' Galaxy trying to tie the game, but Antuna fails to score... again!
85' Jona dos Santos out, Cuello goes in
84' Galaxy seems lost on the field after Rapids goal
83' Colorado with all the momentum wants to increase the advantage
82' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL Shinyashiki!!! Colorado gets the 1-0 lead
80' Both teams are stuck on the offense, Galaxy and Colorado fail to finish they're plays and the game's still scoreless
78' Colorado tries on goal again, but the attempt is sent to corner by Galaxy's defense
76' Kamara fails again! Colorado's forward with a chance but his header goes to the Galaxy's net post
75' Favio Alvarez goes off for Efraín Alvarez (LA Galaxy)
73' Polenta rushes to the other side of the field, shoots but Howard with a great save, keeps Colorado at ceros!
72' Colorado with the counter attack, but the Rapids fail to finish the play and Galaxy is saved again
70' Galaxy with touching the ball but with lack of danger, the home team is missing Ibrahimovic on the field...
68' Pontius goes in for Boateng (LA Galaxy)
67' What a save by Pipo Gonzalez, as he takes the ball out from the goal line after Colorado found a great chance, that ended up in nothing thanks to the LA defender
66' Lletget, Polenta, Antuna, but Howard is following the game and takes the ball from the Mexican's feet
65' Galaxy with the collective play, trying to get into Rapids small area, but Colorado is on spot and the home side can't find a clearing
64' LA Galaxy is getting ready to make the first move, Pontius will get into the field
62' The absence of Zlatan on the field is quite noticeable as Galaxy fails to finish plays
60' Polenta with a close shot that is stop by the POST!!!!
58' Colorado start finding themselves in the field, Lewis open the space but Kamara fails to finish the play and sents the ball over LA's box
56' Antuna and Feltscher with an outstanding collective play, but the attempt is cleared by Colorado's defense to sent it to corner!
54' KAMARAAAAA !!! Colorado's forward had a clearing but his attempt is missed and goes over Galaxy's net
53' Galaxy got into the second half with the same intentions as the first one, the are pressuring up front and pushing Colorado backward to their side of the field
51' Foul! Galaxy wins a free kick on the offensive half and the attempt passes so close over Rapids net!!!!
49' HOWARD !!!!! Rapids goalie clears a great chance by Antuna to keep his box at ceros!
47' Boateng gets into Colorado's small area but Howard is on spot and takes the ball
46' Galaxy starts pressuring like in the first half
45' Game is back for the second half!
First half stats LA Galaxy 0-0 Colorado Rapids
45'+4' First half is over !!
45'+3' Jona dos Santos crosses in front of Kamara who was in Galaxy's small area to save the Rapids attempt
45'+2' Corner!! Galaxy had a great opportunity but the ball crosses the field from left to right...
46' Four more minutes to play
46' Delay over, the Yellow card for Polenta stays
45' We have arrived to the 45 minutes mark, but the play is still being reviewed....
The play is still being review by the VAR
42' Polenta gets a yellow card but the VAR is checking the play
41' Polenta with a hard foul, it could be a red card, the mood in the field is hot!
39' Polenta takes the ball from Nicholson with a lovely play, an outstanding defensive play from the LA player
38' Antuna with the counter attack, but is stopped by Lewis with a tactical foul, Galaxy with the free kick on the defensive half
37' Colroado with the most dangerous play of the game, Kamara gets into the field but Steres sents it to corner!!
Kamara stands up complaining about a hit from Antuna, but the referee doesn't mark anything
35' Kamara lies down on the ground, but the game is not stopped
33' Around and 80% of the match is being played at Colorado's field, but the home side can't seem to finalize the plays and score
32' Foul! Antuna wins a free kick on the defensive half
31' Galaxy is failing to complete the plays, despite arriving more to the rivals box
29' Abubakar clears a great Galaxy´s attempt that arrived after Polenta's service to Antuna
27' The rhythm slows down a bit, as both teams are playing center field
The attempt ends up in nothing...
25' Galaxy wins a corner! The home side has a great chance
24' Polenta's center to Lletget is long and the ball leaves the field...
22' The game with a back and forth rhythm and Colorado wins a free kick on the offensive half, but he play ends in nothing
21' Colorado is saved by Smith who takes out the ball in the goal line!!!
21' Feltscher with a new chance, but Howard stops the attempt AGAIN!
19' Lewis had a one on one play against Bingham, but he fails to score, the Rapids lost a great opportunity
17' Boateng from the wing opens up the space but his center is cleared by Colorado's defense
Kamara send the ball wide over Galaxy's box, the attempt is missed
15' Colorado wins a free kick on the offensive half, the Rapids have a great chance at hand
13' Howard has been tested since the begining of the match, the former US goalie is stopping everything, but for how long?
11' HOWARD AGAIIN !!!! Feltscher with a dangerous header, but the Rapids goalie is on spot and clears Galaxy's attempt
10' Colorado arrives to the LA net, but Bingham takes the ball and stops Rapids attempt
9' Alavarez with a great play, but the attempt is cleared by Howard
8' Colorado gets to Galaxy's area but the defense clears Rapids attempt easily
6' The LA squad takes back the ball and keeps creating spaces
5' Colorado gets the ball for the first time in the game and starts creating plays looking for the LA box
4' Galaxy pushes Colorado to their side of the field and pressures up front, making Howard work since the very start of the game
3' Tim Howard with the first save of the game! Galaxy has all the initiative
2' Galaxy starts pressuring Colorado since the begining
1' The home side starst with the ball and the collective play
Galaxy moves and the game is on!
Rapids striker Kei Kamara has 2 goals in 12 career games against Galaxy
Colorado Rapids has lost their last eight games, tied for the longest losing streak in club history
LA Galaxt lost their last home game 2-0 against NYCFC, snapping a six game winning streak at home. It was the first time in their last 19 home games Galaxy failed to score.
Four of the last five games between LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids have ended in draws, the only exception was a 3-0 for the LA side in 2017
Welcome to the preview and play by play of LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids, MLS week 12 game to be played this Sunday, May 19 from Dignity & Health Sports Park to kickoff around 8:00 pm ET.