LA Galaxy 1, FC Dallas 2 | 2016 US Open Cup Match Recap

FC Dallas never pronounced die in their 2016 U.S. Open Cup semifinal opposite LA Galaxy on Wednesday, and dual late goals in additional time led to a overwhelming 2-1 win during StubHub Center that will send a victors to a Open Cup final at Toyota Stadium.

Matt Hedges scored off a dilemma flog low in a 30-minute additional time duration to tie adult a diversion for Dallas, before Victor Ulloa scored on another dilemma flog late in blocking time of a additional time duration to take a win.

The initial good chance of a diversion came in a 17th minute, when Alan Gordon’s low shot was blocked nearby a idea line by a shifting Atiba Harris to keep a diversion scoreless. A few mins later, Magee’s one-on-one shot was blocked by Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.

Dallas’ initial event came in a 31st minute, as Maxi Urruti’s shot was stopped by LA goalkeeper Brian Rowe, and he was pulpy into use again only before a mangle with another large save.

The play was parsimonious for a initial 20 mins of a second half, before both sides played their approach into a diversion and a record non-stop up, though conjunction group could gain in 90 minutes.

The diversion afterwards went to 30 mins of additional time, and in a 100th minute, Galaxy surrogate Giovani Dos Santos drew a chastisement on Seitz, and Magee stepped adult and converted a mark kick.

But only as it looked like LA would squeeze a feat and a diversion would not need a shootout, Mauro Diaz’s dilemma flog was headed in by Hedges to tie adult a diversion during 1-1, and Ulloa finished a comeback, off another Diaz corner, mins later.

Box Score

Three Things

1. FRANTIC FINISH: Based on a prior 100 minutes, when LA took a lead by a penalty, it seemed they had a diversion all though wrapped up. But Diaz’s set square smoothness and a dirty finish by FC Dallas to hang with a diversion until a sour finish paid off, and while a initial 99 mins might not be must-see TV, a final 6 mins of a diversion positively were, given a approach a diversion ended.

3. SELECTION STRATEGY: This year’s run was a deepest LA have done in a Open Cup in a Bruce Arena era, and streamer into a game, it seemed Dallas were personification a stronger lineup than a Galaxy. But to simply interpretation Arena did not prioritize a USOC seems uncharitable. Throughout LA’s run, Arena has played a brew of starters and reserves, and some players, including Raul Mendiola, earned some-more personification time as a run continued. At a same time, Arena opted to put pivotal enemy in a finish of a quarterfinal diversion opposite Seattle and in this diversion opposite Dallas, and it was a defensive bid that finished adult costing a group a shot during a title.

2. ONE GAME AWAY: FC Dallas final won a Open Cup in 1997, and are fervent to explain another trophy. Their opponents in a final will be a New England Revolution, who will be inspired for silverware, too, though even with a slight margins of their feat opposite LA, Dallas would seem to be a favorites during home in a Open Cup final during this point.

Next Up

  • LA: Saturday, Aug. 13 vs. Colorado (10:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE)
  • DAL: Saturday, Aug. 13 vs. Sporting KC (9 pm ET; MLS LIVE)

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