CARSON, Calif. – Jack McBean is hoping to McBean showed why he should be in contention for minutes with a stellar right-footed goal in stoppage time of LA’s 4-1 victory over Herediano.
In the third minute of stoppage, Robbie Keane was fouled setting up a free kick for Michael Stephens who caught Herediano off guard with his quick pass to McBean. The 18-year-old made his chance count as he fired his shot into from the left side of the box into the bottom right corner to seal LA’s win.
The goal was McBean’s first of the year, but his fourth of the competition pulling him in a three-way tie for second place among goal scorers. As he looks to earn valuable minutes in league play, McBean knew that he had to take advantage of his opportunity on Wednesday night.
“It’s very important,” said McBean. “We have a couple of injuries right now so I’m getting the opportunity to play a little bit and every time that I go in, I want to do something for the team and [Thursday] was a good night.”
McBean was the second Galaxy Homegrown product to score a goal as Jose Villarreal’s stunner in the 69th minute put LA up for good. Following the match, Villarreal admitted that he felt a sense of priding seeing two of LA’s Homegrown forwards bag goals in a pivotal match.
“It was good to see the homegrown products come out and score some goals for the team,” said Villarreal. “I’m happy for him.”
Could McBean’s performance against the Costa Ricans mean extended minutes against Chivas USA in the SuperClásico—and possibly even a start?
“Hopefully,” said McBean. “Anyway that I can help the team is good for me.”