CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy began their 2016 US Open Cup campaign on the front foot, taking a 1-0 lead on semipro side La Maquina FC after 15 minutes thanks to a Jose Villarreal goal. Two minutes later, however, the Galaxy were reduced to 10 men thanks to a straight red card for Rafael Garcia, and the tide turned. La Maquina equalized later in the half, and the sides entered the break at 1-1.
After neither side could find the net in the second half, the match moved to extra time, where a crafty goal by Dave Romney and a brace from substitute Sebastian Lletget led LA to a 4-1 win and passage to the Fifth Round of the tournament.
LA Galaxy (4-4-2, right to left): Clement Diop — Oscar Sorto, A.J. DeLaGarza, Leonardo, Dave Romney — Raul Mendiola, Rafael Garcia, Jeff Larentowicz (Baggio Husidic 66'), Emmanuel Boateng (Sebastian Lletget 76') — Jose Villarreal, Alan Gordon (Jack McBean 61')
SUBS: Brian Rowe, Daniel Steres, Alejandro Covarrubias, Mike Magee
La Maquina (4-4-2, right to left): Luis Sosa — David Paniagua, Jonathan Canales (Julio Madrigal 67'), Ricardo Ramirez, Victor Vazquez — Alejandro Velasquez, Rosendo Castro (Rolando Pinedo 22'), Jose Castro, Edgar Orozco — Jorge Pineda (Rodolfo Godinez, Jr. 57'), Edwin Barboa
SUBS: Christian Cuche, Ricardo Caino, Carlos Aguilar, Carlos Godinez, Joel Palomares
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