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NYCFC throttled by LA Galaxy

Giovani Dos Santosof Los Angeles Galaxy pulls down

Giovani Dos Santosof Los Angeles Galaxy pulls down Andrea Pirlo #21 of New York City FC during the first half at StubHub Center August 23, 2015, in Carson, California. Photo Credit: Getty Images

It was too little, too late by the time David Villa got New York City FC on the board by converting a penalty in the 80th minute as the club fell yesterday to the LA Galaxy, 5-1, in Los Angeles.

The Western Conference-leading Galaxy (13-7-7) were on the attack throughout the first half, but NYCFC (7-12-7) found itself down just 1-0 at halftime.

But the second half was a different story as Los Angeles scored on four of eight shots, finding the back of the net in the 54th, 67th, 70th and 81st minutes.

NYCFC returns to the pitch at Yankee Stadium on Sunday when they host Columbus Crew SC.

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