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The Los Angeles Galaxy was an important early spot in the Western Conference, securing a 1-0 away win over Austin FC on Sunday.
Marco Delgado’s attack in the sixth minute was enough to separate the two sides as Galaxy moved to third place on 19 points, one point behind Austin and four points from rivals Los Angeles FC at the top of the conference.
In what was a sluggish opening, Delgado intercepted the ball high up on the field and struck home from just outside the penalty area to bring Galaxy in front, where the ball deflected in from the post and past Andrew Tarbell in the Austin goal.
For all their ball possession in the second half, Austin’s best chance came via a set piece from Sebastian Driussi, who hit the post in the 89th minute.
In contrast, the Galaxy was not able to take advantage of a number of opportunities in the transition, but they were still able to come up with important three points.
– LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) May 8, 2022
Earlier on Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated Toronto FC 1-0 in the all-Canadian match, but remain bottom of the Western Conference.
After Thomas Hasal saved Alejandro Pozuelo’s penalty kick in the 34th minute, substitutes Lucas Cavallini and Tosaint Ricketts combined for the Caps, with Ricketts scoring the winner against his former team in the 90th minute.
—Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) May 8, 2022
In Sunday’s second result, Nashville SC defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0. David Romney found the breakthrough in the 63rd minute before CJ Sapong sealed it in stoppage time.