LA Galaxy vs. Orange County SC

REPLAY | 3-1 | StubHub Center Track Stadium; Carson, Calif.

LA Galaxy (M.L.S.), Orange County SC (USL)
Looking to build off their run to the 2016 Semifinals, the LA Galaxy got on the board in the 17th minute when Nathan Smith laid off for Jose Villarreal, before the attacker blasted a rocket from 30 yards that slipped inside the top right corner. Orange County SC was not deterred, striking back nine minutes later when Amirgy Pineda’s low corner kick to the top of the box found Roy Meeus, who sent a blistering effort past Jonathan Kempin in the 26th minute. Just as the USL side worked its way back into the match, Orange County’s Saloman Wbias was whistled for a foul in the box, leading to Jack McBean restoring the Galaxy advantage when he slotted his penalty to the lower, right corner in the 36th minute. Orange County SC hung tough for much of the second half, but fell behind by two goals when Ariel Lassiter tucked home a 73rd minute finish. Orange County pressed late on, but Kempin turned away a number of quality opportunities to ensure the Galaxy a place in the Round of 16