Kevin Cabral’s 28th-minute goal was the difference as the LA Galaxy handed club legend Landon Donovan and his San Diego Loyal SC (USL Championship) a 1-0 defeat at Dignity Health Sports Park Tuesday night.

Cabral followed his own rebound off the post with a tap-in after San Diego defender Grant Stoneman flubbed an attempted clearance in their box to put the Galaxy in front before the half-hour mark.

With his side clinging to the slimmest of leads, Greg Vanney called Chicharito off the substitute's bench in the 77th minute to make his US Open Cup debut. And while an insurance goal didn’t materialize, neither did a late equalizer as the Galaxy advanced to the Fourth Round.

Goals

  • 28’ — LA — Kevin Cabral | WATCH