Penilla, Bunbury score as Revolution beat Galaxy 2-1
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Penilla and Teal Bunbury scored to help the New England Revolution beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday night.
Carles Gil had two assists for New England (4-8-4), which won for just the second time since beating the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on April 20.
Gil, on the left side, flicked it to Penilla on the edge of the box where he took a dribble before rifling a low right-footer that was nearly stopped by goalkeeper David Bingham before trickling into the back of the net to open the scoring in the 45th minute.
After a turnover by the Galaxy near midfield, Gil’s through ball led Bunbury toward the top of the box, where he side-footed it past the charging Bingham and just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 60th. It was Bunbury’s first goal since Aug. 4.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic capped the scoring with a bicycle kick from the center of the area in the 84th minute.
L.A. midfielder Sebastian Lletget injured his left hamstring and was replaced in the 10th by Chris Pontius.
The Galaxy (9-6-1) had the two-game win streak snapped and have lost five of their last seven.