CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy vanquished their lower-division local rivals Orange County SC 3-1 to advance in the US Open Cup on Wednesday night at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium.
Galaxy head coach Curt Onalfo chose to field a heavily rotated lineup, only using regular starters on the back line. The Galaxy winner came on a neatly-taken penalty kick by Jack McBean, but the opening goal from Jose Villarreal was the night’s most memorable moment, a viciously-struck ball from well outside the penalty area that tucked neatly inside the top corner of the goal.
Youngster Ariel Lassiter, the son of MLS scoring legend Roy Lassiter, rounded out the scoring with a close-range finish, his first goal with the Galaxy’s senior squad.
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 3, Orange County SC 1
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2017 U.S. Open Cup – Fourth Round
StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium – Los Angeles, Calif.
LA – Jose Villarreal 17’ (Assisted by Nathan Smith)
OC – Roy Meeus 26’ (Amirgy Pineda)
LA – Jack McBean 36’ (penalty)
LA – Ariel Lassiter 73’
OC – Oscar Sorto 31’ (caution)
OC – Dusan Stevanovic 38’ (caution)
OC – Jerry van Ewijk
LA Galaxy: Jon Kempin; Nathan Smith, Dave Romney, Jelle Van Damme ©, Hugo Arellano; Rafael Garcia (Jack McInerney 76’), Jaime Villarreal; Bradford Jamieson IV, Jose Villarreal, Ariel Lassiter (Ema Boateng 80’); Jack McBean.
Substitutions not used: Clement Diop, Bradley Diallo, Josh Turnley, Joao Pedro, Gyasi Zardes
Head Coach: Curt Onalfo
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 21; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 6
Orange County SC: Charlie Lyon; Oscar Sorto, Salomon Wbias, Joe Franco, Roy Meeus; Carlos Alvarez, Amirgy Pineda, Victor Pineda (Wuilito Fernandes 59’), Richard Chaplow; Jerry van Ewijk, Dusan Stevanovic (Monday Etim 68’)
Substitutions not used: Gustavo Villalobos, Casey Beyers, Jeannot Esua, Zach Kobayashi, Alberto Navarro
Head Coach: Logan Pause
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
Referee: Ramy Touchan