It didn't take long for an LA Galaxy striker to make an imprint on the 2018 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round, and while Bradford Jamieson IV's curling, far-post strike stood as the winner in a 1-0 victory over the FC Golden State Force, it wasn't even the most impressive scoring feat on the day. In the 37th minute, Julian Buescher chipped a cross that Ariel Lassiter measured up for a scissor-kick volley that the tournament field will spend these remaining rounds attempting to top. Lassiter completed a brace late off a feed from Ema Boateng.
The early lead stood, though Golden State pulled one back in the 48th minute, when Enrique Cardenas's textbook hold-up play led to a pivot and third-line pass to Pedro Fonseca for a clean shot past Galaxy 'keeper Justin vom Steeg.
- 15' - LA - Bradford Jamieson IV
- 37' - LA - Ariel Lassiter
- 48' - GSF - Pedro Fonseca
- 85' - LA - Ariel Lassiter
LA GALAXY (4-2-3-1): GK - 41 Vom Steeg; 22 Klimenta, 20 Hilliard-Arce, 5 Steres (C), 46 Requejo; 18 Buscher, 88 Pedro; 24 Boateng, 38 Jamieson IV, 15 Lassiter; 51 Zubak
GOLDEN STATE (4-2-3-1): GK - 1 Miranda; 3 Garcia, 26 Oduro, 2 Kelly, 6 Holt; 16 Allen, 7 Fonseca; 19 Allisson, 8 Lopez Ruiz, 18 Smart; 9 Goñi Villava