CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy reserves played to a frustrating 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Blues at StubHub Center on Saturday.
Charlie Rugg opened the scoring for the Galaxy in the first half, but the Blues equalized in the 90th minute with a strike from former MLS forward Carlos Cortez. Although LA dropped two points, several players earned substantial minutes as Todd Dunivant went 56 minutes in his first action back from a left leg strain while Jack McBean went 15 minutes in his first match back from his own injury. Meanwhile, Robbie Rogers made his longest shift in the Galaxy uniform by going 72 minutes for LA's reserves.
Following the match, Galaxy reserve team head coach Curt Onalfo admitted that LA dropped a major opportunity against the Blues.
"It's a game that we should of won. Giving up a goal late was upseting. We had chances especially in the first half to make sure that we had more than a one goal lead. At the end of the day, we just have to be better. We have to buckle down and do a better job of managing the game. That part we have to learn from," said Onalfo. " Every game is different, for me, in my opinion, it was inexperience that gave away two points and made us tie the game. We have young players, first and second year players, for the most part with an exception of a couple guys and you have to learn from those things. That's a game where you could clean your hands and walk away with three minutes, which we should have."