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LA Galaxy 0, Carolina RailHawks 2
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
WakeMed Soccer Park – Cary, N.C.
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – Third Round
CAR – Austin da Luz 1 (Zack Schilawski 1) 59’
CAR – Brian Shriver 1 (Zack Schilawski 2) 61’
CAR – Ty Shipalane (Yellow Card) 43’
LA – Kenney Walker (Yellow Card) 43’
CAR – Zack Schilawski (Yellow Card) 83’
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Hector Jimenez, Leonardo (Chandler Hoffman 78’), Tommy Meyer, Greg Cochrane; Michael Stephens©, Rafael Garcia, Kenney Walker, Colin Clark (Robbie Rogers 62’); Jose Villarreal, Charlie Rugg (Gyasi Zardes 56’)
Subs Not Used: Brian Perk, Kofi Opare, Bryan Gaul.
Carolina RailHawks: Akira Fitzgerald; Jordan Graye, Julius James, Kevin Rutkiewicz (Paul Hamilton 74’), Kupono Low; Austin da Luz (Brian Ackley 80’), Floyd Franks©, Paul Hamilton, Ty Shipalane; Brian Shriver (Eddie Ababio 90+), Zach Schilawski.
Subs Not Used: Tim Murray, Austen King, Ciaran O’Brien, Cesar Elizondo.
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald
Referee’s Assistants: Ben Wooten and Jeremy Smith
4th Official: Brandon Marion
With the loss, the Galaxy have been eliminated from the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
This is the second consecutive year in which the RailHawks have knocked the Galaxy out of the tournament at home. Last year’s game, a 2-1 Carolina win, was also played on May 29.
The Galaxy have now lost each of their last three Open Cup games, dating back to a quarterfinal loss to Seattle in 2011.
Only three teams have knocked the Galaxy out of the Open Cup in the last six years. In addition to losing to the RailHawks in the Third Round in 2012 and 2013, LA lost to Seattle in the Quarterfinals in 2010 and 2011 while they were knocked out of the tournament by Colorado in a Play-In Game in 2008 and 2009.
The only team to beat the Galaxy more than twice in the Open Cup is Chicago, who knocked LA out of the tournament in 2000, 2003 and 2006.
This was the 16th straight game in all competitions this season that the Galaxy had made at least one change to their starting lineup.
Of the 11 players that started tonight for the Galaxy, only Greg Cochrane and Michael Stephens started on Sunday against Seattle while Hector Jimenez, who played 90 minutes at right back, came on as a second half substitute against the Sounders.
Robbie Rogers and Gyasi Zardes each came on in the second half after seeing action against Seattle on Sunday.
Chandler Hoffman made his competitive debut for the Galaxy, coming on for Leonardo in the 78th minute.
Kenney Walker made his first appearance of the season for LA, playing the full 90 minutes in central midfield.
The Galaxy out shot Carolina 10-7 but had just one shot on goal, with that coming from second half substitute Gyasi Zardes.
Zardes had a team-high three shots. No other player had more than one.
This was just the fourth time that the Galaxy had been knocked out of the Open Cup by a lower division team and the first time that they had lost by more than a single goal.
This was the first time all season that Magee missed a game.
The score was tied 0-0 at the half for the ninth time in all competitions this year. LA are 1-6-2 in 2013 when tied 0-0 at the break.
The Galaxy will be back in action on Sunday, June 2 when they take on the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. That game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. (PT) and will be shown live on NBC Sports Network.