AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC had chances but the team just couldn’t capitalize in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy.
It’s the club’s second straight loss, and second straight match in which they failed to score a goal.
The LA Galaxy scored their first goal in the 35th minute, courtesy of Sebastian Lletget. The play resulted in an injury to Hector Jimenez when he tried to stop Lletget on the attack.
The Galaxy added another goal late in the second half, courtesy of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, in the 77th minute.
An area that was glaring for Wolff was the club’s lack of energy, he felt that they should’ve been sharper throughout the entire match, particularly, in the first half.
“We just weren’t moving in our typical manner, in and around the penalty box, getting behind the line,” Wolff said. “I think the energy level was off, our running was off, the dynamic wasn’t its normal self, and we’ll have to look into that.”
This is the fifth match of an eight match stretch in which Austin FC will be on the road, and it seems to be taking a toll on the team.
“It’s tough, it is that’s just the way it is, the games are going to keep coming and it’s not going to get any easier,” Matt Besler said. “I think for the most part, we can be happy and proud of where we’re at right now, we’ve managed to get six points through five games and we’ve just got to keep going, we’ve got to continue to get points when we can.”
Chris Bils, Austin FC insider for The Striker Texas, believes that despite their last two losses, there are plenty of positive signs from the club, but they’ve got to get things going soon.
“You can’t have three weeks in a row with zero points, I don’t think it’s time to hit the panic button yet, but this was always going to be an uphill battle going into LA, and it was kind of exactly what a lot of fans maybe feared it was going to be,” Bils said.
Austin FC continues its eight-game road trip to start the season next Sunday, May 23 at Nashville SC. The match is scheduled to begin at 8pm.
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