Match Report: LA Galaxy drop Open Cup semifinal heartbreaker to FC Dallas, 2-1

FC Dallas never said die in their 2016 U.S. Open Cup semifinal against LA Galaxy on Wednesday, and two late goals in extra time led to a stunning 2-1 win at StubHub Center that will send the victors to the Open Cup final 

Matt Hedges scored off a corner kick deep in the 30-minute extra time period to tie up the game for Dallas, before Victor Ulloa scored on another corner kick late in stoppage time of the extra time period to take the win.

The first good chance of the game came in the 17th minute, when Alan Gordon's low shot was blocked near the goal line by a sliding Atiba Harris to keep the game scoreless. A few minutes later, Magee's one-on-one shot was blocked by Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.

Dallas' first opportunity came in the 31st minute, as Maxi Urruti's shot was stopped by LA goalkeeper Brian Rowe, and he was pressed into service again just before the break with another big save.

The play was tight for the first 20 minutes of the second half, before both sides played their way into the game and the proceedings opened up, but neither team could capitalize in 90 minutes.

The game then went to 30 minutes of extra time, and in the 100th minute, Galaxy substitute Giovani Dos Santos drew a penalty on Seitz, and Magee stepped up and converted the spot kick.

But just as it looked like LA would grab the victory and the game would not require a shootout,Mauro Diaz's corner kick was headed in by Hedges to tie up the game at 1-1, and Ulloa completed the comeback, off another Diaz corner, minutes later.


LA Galaxy 1, FC Dallas 2
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. PT
2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – Semifinal
StubHub Center – Carson, Calif. 
 

Scoring Summary:

LA – Mike Magee (penalty) 101’

FCD – Matt Hedges (Assisted by Mauro Diaz) 116’

FCD – Victor Ulloa (Assisted by Maura Diaz) 120’+1

Misconduct Summary:

FCD – Atiba Harris (caution) 26’

FCD – Victor Ulloa (caution) 53’

FCD – Maynor Figueroa (caution) 75’

LA – Rafael Garcia (caution) 80’

FCD – Carlos Gruezo (caution) 86’

FCD – Michael Barrios (caution)112’ 

Lineups: 

LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Rafael Garcia, Leonardo, Dave Romney, Ashley Cole; Baggio Husidic, Jeff Larentowicz; Raul Mendiola (Sebastian Lletget 91’), Mike Magee ©, Emmanuel Boateng (Giovani dos Santos 74’); Alan Gordon (Gyasi Zardes 74’)

Substitutions not used: Dan Kennedy, A.J. DeLaGarza, Daniel Steres, Nigel de Jong. 

TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 9.

FC Dallas: Chris Seitz; Atiba Harris (Victor Ulloa 45’), Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges, Maynor Figueroa; Carlos Gruezo, Kellyn Acosta, Mauro Diaz ©, Michael Barrios, Ryan Hollingshead (Tesho Akindele 67’); Maximiliano Urruti (Getterson 90’+1)

Substitutions not used: Jesse Gonzalez, Aubrey David, Norberto Paparatto, Mauro Rosales. 

TOTAL SHOTS: 26; SHOTS ON GOAL: 11; FOULS: 23; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3. 

Referee: Ted Unkel

Referee’s Assistants: Ian B Anderson and Cameron Blanchard

4th Official: Alex Chilowicz