Galaxy are blanked by Colorado Rapids and suffer their third consecutive loss

The Colorado Rapids' Gyasi Zardes celebrates after scoring in their win over the Galaxy on July 16, 2022.
Gyasi Zardes, a former Galaxy forward who was born and raised in Hawthorne, celebrates after scoring for the Colorado Rapids in their 2-0 win over the Galaxy on Saturday night.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Diego Rubio scored a first-half goal, Gyasi Zardes had one in the second half, and the Colorado Rapids beat the Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday night.

Rubio found the net for a ninth time this season to stake Colorado (6-8-6) to a lead in the 20th minute.

Zardes, a former Galaxy forward who was born and raised in Hawthorne and was a product of the Galaxy’s development academy, capped the scoring in the 75th minute with his third goal of the season.


The San Jose Earthquakes scored two quick scores to hold off the Galaxy 3-2 on Wednesday at Dignity Health Sports Park.

July 13, 2022

The Galaxy (8-9-3), who suffered their third consecutive loss, outshot Colorado 18-10, but the Rapids had a 5-2 edge in shots on goal.

William Yarbrough had two saves for the Rapids, and Jonathan Bond had two for the Galaxy.

The Galaxy, who fell to 1-8-1 when giving up the first goal, again played without starters Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and midfielder Mark Delgado, who are expected back next week.