Open Cup Draw Set

Galaxy to Face AC St. Louis or NSC Minnesota Stars in Open Cup Third Round

For the
first time since 2007, the Galaxy will play in the
third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Following last night's
First Round
results, U.S. Soccer set the pairing for the Second and Third Round
games. All
Third Round games, including the Galaxy's will all be played on Tuesday,
June
29.

The
Galaxy will not find out the identity of their Third
Round opponent until next week, with the club scheduled to face the
winner of
the game between AC St. Louis and NSC Minnesota Stars. That game, which
pits
two USSF Division 2 Pro League teams against one another, will be played
in Blaine, Minn.
on Tuesday, June 22 at 5 p.m. (PT). Those two teams first met in
Minnesota on May 29,
with the Stars coming out on top 3-2.

If the
Stars win again in their Second Round matchup, they
will host the Galaxy at the National Sports Center
in Blaine, Minn. on Tuesday, June 29. However, if AC
St. Louis win that game, the Galaxy will host them on Tuesday, June 29.

The
Galaxy have never faced AC St. Louis, who began play
this season, while they are 1-1-0 against Minnesota in the Open Cup. The
Galaxy
defeated Minnesota
(who were previously called the Thunder) 5-2 in the 2005 Open Cup
Semifinals,
but lost to them 1-0 in the Fourth Round of the 2004 Open Cup.

LA also
played the Thunder in November 2007 in a friendly at
the Metrodome, with the game finishing 0-0 after 90 minutes before the
Galaxy
came out victorious on penalties to claim the inaugural Copa Minnesota.