The Los Angeles Galaxy have no room for error as they look to secure a spot in the Western Conference playoffs with seven games left in the Major League Soccer regular season. The team with the most titles in the league has scored three goals in its last two games against league leaders St. Louis City SC and a 4-2 loss against Los Angeles FC.
The Galaxy have picked up just one point out of a possible six in their last two games and remain second-to-last in the West with 30 points, six behind ninth-place Portland. The battle is red-hot as several teams fight for a playoff spot and the Galaxy can no longer afford to drop points home or away.
No margin of error
“We have to move forward, improve, train and try to get the most points possible in the next games,” said Diego Fagúndez. “We all know in the locker room what we can do and what we can achieve and that’s important. If we keep winning at home, we can pick up the pace to get where we want.”
“Ultimately we are the ones who decide how far we want to go,” concluded the Uruguayan player, who arrived as reinforcements in the summer. The Galaxy will have to turn the page quickly, as they host Minnesota United at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday and five days later they travel to Texas to take on Austin FC.
After returning from Austin, the Galaxy have five games left to achieve their first goal of the season and qualify for the playoffs. Three of these games will be played at home (Portland, Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas) and the other two will be played away (Seattle and Minnesota) to complete the season.