LA Galaxy 3, Golden State Force 1 | US Open Cup 2018
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