LA Galaxy defeat United States Under-17's 5-0 in first preseason match

01 February 3:26 pm

LA Galaxy defeat United States Under-17's 5-0 in first preseason match

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy opened their preseason schedule with a 5-0 victory over the United States Under-17’s national team.

Mike Magee, Robbie Keane, Greg Cochrane, Jose Villarreal, and Jack McBean scored as the Galaxy impressed in their first preseason match. The Galaxy first team began the match before substitutions began at the 30th minute with Brian Perk replacing Carlo Cudicini.

A few notes from the match…

*The Galaxy rolled out the following lineup to start the first half…

-------------Cudicini--------------

Franklin—Gonzalez—Meyer—Dunivant

Zardes---Sarvas---Garcia---Clark

-----------Keane-----Magee---------

*Carlo Cudicini – who is now wearing the number 23, which was formerly held by David Beckham—went 30 minutes in goal. Cudicini made one save on a shot by Rubio Rubin. The U-17’s attacker’s chance was the best opportunity of the match. Cudicini was replaced by Brian Perk in the 30th minute.

*Gyasi Zardes began the match at right midfield, but moved up top with Mike Magee taking over the right midfield spot during the last ten minutes of the game. Zardes fared well on the right side, setting up several chances.

*At the second half, the Galaxy rolled out the following lineup…

--------------------Perk-----------------

Sorto---DeLaGarza---Leonardo----Gaul

Arriola---Jimenez----Riemer-----Cochrane

-------------Villarreal-----McBean-----------

*Hector Jimenez started the second half as a central midfielder. Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told reporters after the match that Jimenez started in the midfield after Michael Stephens turned his ankle in practice on Thursday.

*Greg Cochrane was one of the more impressive players in the second half as his energy on the left side helped LA create pockets to exploit in the U.S. U-17’s defense.

*Brian Perk came off at the 60 minute mark for goalkeeper Brian Rowe.

*Arena told reporters that a “resolution” is forthcoming on goalkeeper William Hesmer.

*Arena on when Landon Donovan will report: “nothing right now, but we should have something shortly.

*The United States Under-17's rolled out the following lineups in the first half. Although they are listed in a 4-4-2, they would move to a 4-3-3 with Rubin joining Selemani and Baird when in the attack. 

---------------------------- Jeff Caldwell-------------------------

Elijah Martin---Tommy Redding---Justen Glad---John Requejo Jr.

Rubin Rubin---- Ben Swanson---Christopher Lema----Alan Winn

------------Ahinga Selemani-----------Corey Baird--------------------

Second half:

---------------------------------Caldwell--------------------------

Martin-----Erik Palmer-Brown----Conor Donovan---Caleb Smith

Swanson--------Junior Flores-----Angel Heredia----Bradford Jamieson

---------------------Nathan Kohl----Wesley Wade---------------