Coming off a convincing 4-1 victory over the Montreal Impact, Orlando City SC (7-8-13, 34 points) was routed 4-2 by the out-of-retirement Landon Donovan and his LA Galaxy (11-4-14, 47 points) Sunday at StubHub Center.
“It’s really disappointing because we were in a good moment with our form and really had hoped for better tonight. We don’t have our head between our legs and we’re not ready to quit. Credit to LA, they were doing things to really press us in our half,” Lions Head Coach Jason Kreis said. “We’ll move on quickly. I don’t look at it as a particularly negative thing or anything to dwell on. I just say we need to continue to fight.”
City’s Kevin Molino made it a 1-0 lead on a 20th minute goal by rebounding a deflected Cyle Larin strike. It was his first game back for Orlando since representing Trinidad and Tobago in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
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The lead was short-lived after LA standout Giovani dos Santos sparked a three-goal run, notching himself a 35th minute goal along with penalty kick that came in the 45th minute to go into the half leading Orlando City 3-1.
Dos Santos continued to shine with an assist in the 70th minute to Robbie Keane, creating a 4-1 lead against the struggling City squad.
Brek Shea came off the bench, scoring a 90th minute goal that would simply serve as consolation.
Orlando City SC will host Columbus Crew SC at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 17th at Camping World Stadium.