Published November 20, 2014
Omar Gonzalez and Mike Magee scored in a 6-minute span late in the second half to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Blues on Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.
The Galaxy will face the defending champion Seattle Sounders FC in the quarterfinals July 12.
Gonzalez tied the score at 1-1 in the 75th minute on a 7-yard header off Juninho's 37-yard free kick.
Magee then scored the winning goal in the 81st minute. Juninho's 33-yard free kick found Gonzalez at the right side of the penalty area. Gonzalez headed the ball to Magee, who converted from 11 yards.
The Blues took a 1-0 lead in the 62nd minute on Cesar Rivera's 5-yard shot.
The Blues, an expansion team in the United Soccer League's Pro Division, played with 10 men in second-half stoppage time after Israel Sesay received a red card in the 90th minute.
The U.S. Open Cup, which began in 1914, is an invitational tournament for amateur and professional teams to compete for the national soccer championship.