Lights FC’s three-match unbeaten run ends in a loss to Los Dos

In a match that saw seven total goals, LA Galaxy II came away with a 4-3 win over Las Vegas Lights FC. Yamikani Chester scored the opener for the Lights while Johnny Fenwick and Blake Frischknecht added goals in the second half. Los Dos got their goals from Mauricio Cuevas, Augi Williams, Ivan Gutierrez, and Jorge Hernandez.

Key Stats

Four shots on goal for Los Dos. Talk about efficiency for Galaxy II! The Lights limited the hosts to four shots on frame, but the hosts converted every single one.

One point on the road. The Lights came off a quality homestand and couldn’t come away with any points at Los Dos. They have played four matches away from Cashman Field and their only point came back in March before the season went on hiatus.

Three Brightest Lights

Bryan de la Fuente: His energy and aggressiveness helped drive the Lights’ attack. He finished the match with three key passes and one assist. He also had a shot ring off the woodwork that Chester smashed home for the opener.

Johnny Fenwick: The central defender did well to pull a goal back for the Lights and battled on the backline, coming away with four clearances.

Seth Moses: He made Los Dos work for everything in the midfield and impressed with his work rate. He tallied three tackles and won three fouls for the Lights and also completed 85% of his passes.

Quick Kicks

  • Ramon Martin Del Campo was definitely missed by Las Vegas. Without their star central defender, Javan Torre stepped in and struggled, with goals #2 and #3 coming with him being beat to the ball by Williams and Gutierrez.
  • Lalo Delgado did not make a save on the day and none of the goals were soft. But, ideally, you’d like to have your goalkeeper come up with at least one save that he shouldn’t have a chance on.
  • One of my Players to Watch for Los Dos, Augi Williams came on at the break and wrecked the Lights’ defense. He scored less than ten minutes into his appearance and assisted on another goal.
  • Again, Frischknecht was a difference-maker off the bench. It has to be frustrating for Frank Yallop, knowing you have this weapon but unable to play him for the full match due to him recovering from injury.
  • Raul Mendiola almost salvaged a point in the final moments for the Lights, but his shot hit off the far post.

What’s Next?

Another quick turnaround for the Lights as they host San Diego Loyal SC on Wednesday. This is the third meeting between the clubs, rescheduled after a positive COVID test. Landon Donovan’s side is winless in their last five after defeating Las Vegas on July 25th.

Author

Carson A Merk

Reporting live from Sin City, I have covered both RGVFC and Las Vegas Lights FC since their inceptions. I also write profiles to highlight players from the NCAA to USL to NWSL and everywhere in between.