Galaxy can’t push past New Eng­land

Ig­na­cio Ma­ganto and Gyasi Zardes score for L.A., which is win­less in last 14 road games.

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - staff and wire re­ports


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Ig­na­cio Ma­ganto and Gyasi Zardes scored to give the Galaxy a 2-2 draw with the New Eng­land Revo­lu­tion on Sun­day in a rainy Ma­jor League Soc­cer match.

New Eng­land’s Teal Bun­bury opened the scor­ing in the fifth minute with an easy tap in of Scott Cald­well’s cross.

The Galaxy’s Ma­ganto one-touched a loose ball for a goal in the 18th minute, and Zardes slot­ted home Jose Vil­lar­real’s back-heel pass in the 27th.

Revo­lu­tion for­ward Diego Fa­gun­dez bent in a free kick over the wall in the 37th minute for the equal­izer.

New Eng­land is un­beaten in eight straight MLS home games this sea­son, while the Galaxy is win­less in its last 14 away matches.

“I’m very happy,” Zardes said af­ter the Galaxy tied the Eastern Con­fer­ence’s sec­ond-place team. “It’s un­for­tu­nate that we didn’t get the win but we came out with a point and that’s what mat­ters.”

U.S. in­ter­na­tional Jer­maine Jones left in the 33rd minute be­cause of a left groin in­jury.

Mean­while, Zardes and Jones were among 22 play­ers called up Sun­day to the U.S. na­tional team by Coach Juer­gen Klins­mann ahead of Fri­day’s friendly with the Nether­lands in Am­s­ter­dam and next week’s game against World Cup cham­pion Ger­many in Cologne.

They were among nine play­ers to be sum­moned off MLS rosters. Zardes’ Galaxy team­mate Omar Gon­za­lez, who started against Ger­many in last sum­mer’s World Cup, was not one of them.

The call-up was the fourth this year for the 23year-old Zardes, who earned his first ca­reer as­sist in a 2-0 win over Panama in Fe­bru­ary.

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