McBean, Villarreal partnership gives Galaxy glimpse of the strike force of the future

30 August 1:30 pm

McBean, Villarreal partnership gives Galaxy glimpse of the strike force of the future

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. -- Youth paid off for the LA Galaxy on Wednesday as a lineup that included nine players under the age of 23 and five rookies demolished the Puerto Rico Islanders, 4-0 in CONCACAF Champions League play. 

Leading the charge on Wednesday were a pair of teenage Homegrown forwards in Jack McBean and Jose Villarreal. The pair created numerous scoring chances in the first half before McBean helped set up Villarreal's goal just seconds into the second half. Although a collision on the goal ultimately forced Villarreal from the match, McBean would bag his own goal in the 80th minute of play.

Following the victory, both young strikers were pleased with their partnership.

MCBEAN: "I think we kind of work off each other a little bit. I see him running, so I kind of want to help him out. And we’ve played together in then Academy for a year now; it’s always good playing with a really skillful guy under me that I can lay the ball off to him. I know he’s got my back and I’ve got his and well work for each other and work hard."

VILLARREAL: "We played a young team with me and Jack up top, but me and jack played in academy together so we knew each other pretty well and I think we did a good job and we got the win which was good."