SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – It wasn’t always easy, but LA Galaxy Homegrown defender Oscar Sorto accomplished all of his goals in his first professional start for the team as he maintain a shutout victory in a 3-0 win over C.S. Cartaginés.
The 19-year-old made his first competitive appearance for the Galaxy in the CONCACAF Champions League win helping to lock down the right side of defense during the team’s 3-0 shutout. Stationed on the outside, Sorto was routinely at the right place at the right time and able to make timely clearances that helped silence a desperate Cartaginés attack.
“We knew what we had to do. We had to contain them after we scored and in the second half, we just had to defend, but we still got the win,” said Sorto. “My teammates helped me out by motivating me and helping me stay concentrated on the game.
Now the Homegrown defender has just a single goal: earn more playing time for the team’s first team in the near future.
“We were looking forward to advancing to the quarterfinals and our goal among the reserves was to win so that we’d get more games in CCL,” said Sorto. “We like playing too, so I think that all of are excited to play in El Salvador. Also hopefully, I can be a backup soon or get more playing time next season."