Austin, TX (August 10, 2019) Austin Bold FC fell to LA Galaxy II 1-3 at Bold Stadium in Austin, TX on Saturday night for their second defeat on their home field. Austin's Own took a first half lead with 25' header by Bold forward Kris Tyrpak. Los Dos came back strong in the second half with goals by Carlos Harvey, Augustine Williams, and Kai Koreniuk to leave the Texas capital with all three points. Bold defenders Demar Phillips and Jermaine Taylor received red cards that saw the home side reduced to 9 men. Austin Bold FC will be without the two players for their upcoming match against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on August 17.
The Bold sped out to an early lead with a Tyrpak header from a Xavi Baez corner in the 25'. A near-post run by the Dripping Springs native was unmarked by Los Angeles' defense, letting the forward head home a close-range effort to the bottom right corner. The goal gave the home side a 1-0 lead going into the half and was Tyrpak's sixth of the season.
Los Dos found an equalizer within the first minute of the second half. The initial outside the box attempt by Williams ricocheted off a Bold defender. Harvey collected the rebound and hit a right footed shot from outside the box. A slight deflection off Bold midfielder Calum Mallace wrong-footed goalkeeper Diego Restrepo and brought the match level. The away side was awarded a penalty after Ema Twumasi brought down Jorge Hernandez in the penalty area. Williams converted his attempt from the spot to give LAGII a 1-2 advantage.
Austin was reduced to 9 men after red cards to Phillips and Taylor. Phillips' ejection came from two yellow cards issued in the 45+1' and 76'. Referee Rosendo Mendoza issued Taylor a straight red card in the 81' for a challenge on Harvey.
LA Galaxy II added a third in stoppage time. Hernandez delivered a cross for Koreniuk to nod past Restrepo from the center of the box to the bottom right corner. The Californian club left Austin with a 1-3 victory and all three points. The match was Austin's first defeat since May 25 against New Mexico United.
After the game, Bold Head Coach Marcelo Serrano spoke to the match's officiating and The Bold next steps.
"When you lose it doesn't mean everything is wrong, especially with this kind of awkward game when the ref had a bad day. We lost because of a bunch of uncontrollable circumstances. We need to focus on the controllable ones. We had an unlucky day, and we just have to move on."
Next up, Austin's Own are back at Bold Stadium on Saturday against Tulsa Roughnecks FC at 7:30 PM CT. Get your tickets here!
AUS: Kris Tyrpak (Xavi Baez assist 25’)
LA: Carlos Harvey (46’)
LA: Augustine Williams (Penalty 59’)
LA: Kai Koreniuk (Jorge Hernandez assist 90+6’)
LA: Yellow Card (Geoffrey Acheamonpong 11’)
LA: Yellow Card (Tomas Hilliard-Arce 34’)
LA: Yellow Card (Carlos Harvey 41’)
AUS: Yellow Card (Demar Phillips 45’)
LA: Yellow Card (Omar Ontiveros 70’)
AUS: Yellow Card-> Red Card (Demar Phillips 76’)
AUS: Red Card (Jermaine Taylor 81’)
Austin Bold Starting XI:
GK: Diego Restrepo; D: London Woodberry, Jermaine Taylor, Demar Phillips, Ema Twumasi; M: Xavi Baez (Calum Mallace 29’), Thomas de Villardi (Kleber Giacomazzi 45’), Valeri Saramutin; F: Kris Tyrpak, Promise Isaac (Francis Atuahene 62’), Andre Lima
Substitutions Not Used: Juan David Ramirez, Edson Braafheid, Faris Abdi, Josue Soto,
Los Angles Galaxy II Starting XI:
GK: Eric Lopez; D: Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Omar Ontiveros, Nicholas DePuy; Justin Fiddes; M: Carlos Harvey, Geoffrey Acheampong (Adam Saldana 45’), Jorge Hernandez, Nate Shultz (Kai Koreniuk 70’), Jose Hernandez; F: Augustine Williams (Mohammed Kesselly Kamara 84’)
Substitutions Not Used: John Requejo, Armel-Don Tchilao,Mauricio Cuevas, Abraham Romero, Mohammed Kesselly Kamara