LA Galaxy II lose U.S. Open Cup match to Ventura County Fusion in Stoppage Time

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, May 20, 2015) – LA Galaxy II fell to Ventura County Fusion at StubHub Center’s Track & Field Stadium in a second-round matchup of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament as a first-half strike wasn’t enough to overcome two goals from the visitors.

Ventura County Fusion took the lead in the first half on a goal from Matthew LaGrassa. The midfielder collected the ball at the top of the 18 before squaring up and launching in a shot over the head of Shackelford in the 30th minute.

Los Dos responded fifteen minutes later when Lassiter played a ball over top to Adonis Amaya, who sprinted in on goal with just the goalkeeper to beat. The forward went to round the goalkeeper before being tripped up and earning a penalty. Lassiter stepped up to the spot and buried the finish to equalize the match for Galaxy II.

After creating numerous second-half chances, Galaxy II surrendered a late goal in second-half stoppage as Abu Danladi scored to give the visitors the victory. With the loss, Los Dos were eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup.

A complete LA Galaxy II USL 2015 schedule can be found here. All LA Galaxy II matches will be streamed live on www.lagalaxy.com with home matches broadcast by Time Warner Cable lead announcer Joe Tutino along with Ralph Perez.

Season tickets to the remainder of Galaxy II home games are $20 while single-game tickets can be purchased for $10 each. To purchase tickets, fans can visit www.lagalaxy.com/2 or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299). Becoming a Los Dos 2015 Season Ticket Member offers fans additional benefits during the 2015 USL season, including 15% off for items at Team LA Store, special access to designated Galaxy II training sessions, an exclusive meet and greet with the 2015 team and coaching staff in addition to free tours of StubHub Center upon request.

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