Following last weekend's home loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, La Galaxy bounced back strong as they thrashed the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Sunday. Siegfried Schmid's men won at home as they outplayed the Rapids in front of 17,683 spectators at the StubHub Center. Romain Alessandrini (18'), Emmanuel Boateng (56') and Gyasi Zardes (56') were all on target for LA Galaxy. With this result, LA Galaxy moved up to ninth with twenty-six points, while Colorado Rapids are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with twenty points. Here's a Quick Match summary:

LA Galaxy outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Jon Kempin (7.2).

Defenders - Bradley Diallo (7.0), Dave Romney (7.8), Daniel Steres (7.2), Ashley Cole (6.0). Midfielder - Romain Alessandrini (9.4), Joao Pedro (6.9), Bradford Jamieson (6.2), Jermaine Jones (7.2), Emmanuel Boateng (7.2). Forward - Gyasi Zardes (8.9). Used substitutes - Raul Mendiola (5.10), José Villarreal (5.10), Jack McBean (5.8).

Team's strength and weakness: LA Galaxy were good at setting up goal bound chances through individual skills and efforts and were outstanding at converting those chances. Galaxy often displaces Rapids player and gained possession throughout the encounter.

Team style of play: Siegfried Schmid's side mostly launched attacks down the right flank.

Colorado Rapids outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Zac MacMath (5.1). Defenders - Marlon Hairston (6 points), Kortne Ford (6 points), Axel Sjoberg (5.9), Eric Miller (5.9). Midfielder - Mohammed Saeid (five points), Micheal Azira (7.2), Luis Gil (five points), Shkelzen Gashi (4.10), Kevin Doyle (5.5).

Forward - Dominique Badji (six points). Used substitutes - Stefan Aigner (five points), Dillon Serna (five points), Joshua Gatt (five points).

Team's strength and weakness: Colorado Rapids were effective at creating goal scoring chances from long range shots but were poor at attempting rebound chances.

However, the visitors gave away a lot of free kicks around their half.

Team style of play: Rapids largely attacked down the right side and sometimes from the middle. They favored long shot attempts and played with width.

Man of the match

Romain Alessandrini was solid in the midfield, and his contributions were significant to Galaxy's emphatic win. Alessandrini scored a goal and provided an assist. Overall, he completed sixty-four touches in the match.

Upcoming games for the both teams?

Colorado Rapids will once again hit the road to face Houston Dynamo on Saturday 9 September. The following day, LA Galaxy will travel to Seattle to take on Seattle Sounders.

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