Road to the 2019 UWS Semifinal: LA Galaxy Orange County Women Beat Houston Aces
Who says great soccer is only played on the National team level? Soccer fans who watched the LA Galaxy Orange County Women Team defeat The Houston Aces in the UWS National Quarterfinal were treated to a game of masterful soccer.
UPDATE: The Semifinal and Final will be held in Canada this upcoming weekend.
The 4-1 final score doesn’t even begin to reflect the complete control LA Galaxy OC Women expertly displayed on the pitch over their opponent.
“It’s really exciting for the growth of women’s soccer to see such a great game played in an outstanding venue.”Scott Juniper, head coach of LA Galaxy OC Women
“The team really clicked in the UWS National Quarterfinal,” said Scott Juniper, head coach of LA Galaxy OC Women. “Front to back, one through eighteen, it was a thoroughly
LA Galaxy OC Women Team’s Experienced Talent Scores
The match opened with host’s LA Galaxy OC Women repeatedly attacking the Houston goal — and the home team’s Kate Weisner executed the perfect goal in the 27th minute to open up the scoring.
LA Galaxy OC’s forward, former U.S. Women’s National Team player and Olympic Gold Medalist Tasha Kai found the back of the net twice, scoring the second in the 32nd minute and fourth goal in the 55th minute. The Hawaii born, 36-
A midfielder on B.J. Snow’s U.S U23 Women’s National Team roster for the 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational, Jenna Nighswonger scored the third goal of the match.
Local Huntington Beach, California native Nighswonger has consistently been a part of the U.S. Women’s National Team since the U15 level. Weisner has been also been a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U15, U17 and U19 levels and Kai
La Galaxy OC Women’s goalkeeper, Hillary Beall is also nationally acclaimed and has played for the Red, White and Blue U.S. Women’s National Team U19 and U17s. Her career highlights include being the
There is immense talent on the LA Galaxy OC squad but the beauty of the team is in their seamless chemistry and ability to work well together in a game.
“Our fans love to see the game played the right way and they saw an excellent one tonight,” said Juniper who is also the head coach for UCI Women’s Soccer Team.
Conquering the reigning UWS champions with great fitness was not the automatically assumed outcome for this National Quarterfinal.
The final score surprised many Houston Ace fans who had traveled to Southern California for the game. Citing the host’s exceptional talent and how competitive the West Coast bracket is, several bewildered Houston fans quietly voiced their unexpected astonishment while congratulating the Galaxy.
“Scott has done a great job training these talented women. We have had a fabulous season and the game against Houston Aces was an absolute masterpiece.”Tim Woodcock – LA Galaxy Orange County Director or Director of Operations
Juniper’s team was unquestionably confident but humble in their victory.
Being underestimated or being thought of as the underdogs — it is one of the biggest competitive advantages you can have.Tasha Kai – LA Galaxy Orange County Women
“I am delighted that our team is advancing to the final 4. The UWS is a very competitive league and beating the reigning National Champs is an amazing achievement,” said Tim Woodcock, LA Galaxy Orange County Director or Director of Operations.
“This team has faced a number of adversities — we’ve had a huge squad with various players coming in and out all season, and the team has stayed flexible and united through it all,” said Lindsey Huile, 4 Time Hall of Famer and 4 Time All-American. “As we move forward we know we need to be focused and disciplined, which we do very well.”
“We’re looking forward to whatever challenges we might face and facing them together.”Lindsey Huile – LA Galaxy Orange County Women
LA Galaxy Orange County Women’s team is very connected in their community and players always sign autographs and meet with fans after the games.
The United Women’s Soccer Action Continues on Sunday, July 14
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