U.S. Soccer

LA Galaxy (MLS) 6, PSA Elite (USASA) 1
Having already won the $15,000 cash prize for being the furthest advancing Open Division (amateur) team in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, PSA Elite got out to a dream start against defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy. Catching the Galaxy out in transition, Jose Carrera Garcia came up the right before sending a streaking pass across the box that Michael Salazar coolly finished at the back post to give the amateurs a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute. The lead didn’t last long as Kenney Walker’s corner kick from the left found the head of Sebastian Lletget who nodded just over the line to equalize 1-1 in the 15th minute. The Galaxy would take the lead three minutes later when Robbie Keane was played to the end line on the right, before centering for Gyasi Zardes, who finished from close range. The Galaxy pushed their lead to 3-1 when a beautiful buildup through midfield saw Lletget chip forward for Ignacio Maganto. The Spanish forward nodded down for Keane who blasted his first career U.S. Open Cup goal home in the 29th minute. Keane would find his second after halftime as Jose Villareal played a quick restart on a free kick, chipping for the open Irishman who headed home in the 53rd minute.  Keane completed his hat trick when Lletget strolled down the left to end line and crossed for the Ireland international, who nodded home in the 70th minute. Substitute midfielder Baggio Husidic closed the scoring in the 77th minute as the Galaxy eased to a 6-1 victory over PSA Elite to advance to the Round of 16.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: June 17, 2015
Match: LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Attendance: 4,055
Weather: Clear, mild

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
LA                                      3              3              6
PSA                                    1              0              1

PSA – Michael Salazer (Jose Carrera-Garcia)        12th minute
LA – Sebastian Lletget (Kenney Walker)               15
LA – Gyasi Zardes (Robbie Keane)                        19
LA – Robbie Keane (Ignacio Maganto)                  29
LA – Robbie Keane (Jose Villarreal)                      53
LA – Robbie Keane (Sebastian Lletget)                  70
LA – Baggio Husidic (Oscar Sorto)                        77

Lineups:
LA: 12-Brian Rowe; 36-Oscar Sorto, 4-Omar Gonzalez (33-Dan Gargan, 46), 21-Tommy Meyer, 25-Rafael Garcia; 34-Kenney Walker, 15-Ignacio Maganto, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 40-Raul Mendiola; 11-Gyasi Zardes (5-Jose Villarreal, 46), 7-Robbie Keane (6-Baggio Husidic, 71)
Head coach: Bruce Arena

PSA: 1-Jake McGuire; 3-Robert Amick, 7-Trevor Haberkorn, 2-Nathan Smith, 6-Corey Baird (19-Justin Dhillon, 60); 14-Jamal Wallace, 10-Jose Carrera-Garcia, 8-Mats Bjurman (17-Norberto Ochoa-Orejel, 66), 23-Michael Sperber; 9-Michael Salazar, 11-Henry Wingo (16-Christian Thierjung, 60)
Head coach: Gary Berry

Stats Summary: LA / PSA
Shots: 21 / 7
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 5
Fouls: 4 / 9
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
PSA – Trevor Haberkorn (caution)            39th minute
PSA – Jamal Wallace (caution)                  72

Officials:
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal
Assistant Referee 1: Cameron Blanchard
Assistant Referee 2: Issam Ashkar
4th Official: Omar Muro
Match Commissioner: Warner LeMenager


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