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Two strikes in three minutes propel LA Galaxy past FC Cincinnati

Emmanuel Boateng and Favio Álvarez scored three minutes apart early in the first half to lift visiting LA Galaxy to a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati

CINCINNATI It was another difficult night at the office for FC Cincinnati as the LA Galaxy took a 2-0 victory at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium Saturday night.

It would take just two first-half strikes in three minutes for the Galaxy (10-6-1, 28 points) to seal all three points and maintain their grip on second place in the Western Conference. The loss for Cincinnati (3-12-2, 11 points), meanwhile, sees them maintain their spot on the bottom of the East’s table with the worst record in the league.

Despite the abysmal record of the home side, a sellout crowd of 32,250 fans packed the stands at Nippert, many hoping to see a standout performance from star striker Zlatan Ibrahimović. But it was Emmanuel Boateng who stole the show early on for the visitors with a well-taken effort in the 12th minute. Just three minutes later, Favio Álvarez doubled LA’s lead. 

Jun 22, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of supporters marching prior to the game of the Los Angeles Galaxy against FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the evening. 




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