Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup Super Group Play – LA Galaxy Academy U18 Earn 1-1 Draw against Belgium’s Anderlecht U19
The LA Galaxy Academy U18 drew with RSC Anderlecht U19 1-1 on Sunday morning, April 13, at the Richland College campus in Dallas, Texas as part of the Gordon Jago Super Group in the 35th edition of the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup.
After the game was delayed 45 minutes due to lightning, LA Galaxy Homegrown Player Jamieson IV put the Galaxy on the board first, finishing off a Jack McBean assist in the 25th minute. Ten minutes later, Jamieson IV, who was a handful for Anderlecht all night, was taken down in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. McBean stepped up to take the penalty, but his shot hit the post, leaving the Galaxy with just a one-goal lead headed into halftime.
The lead would not last long as Anderlecht found their equalizer five minutes after the break. As the second half wore on, McBean, Jamieson, Jaime Villarreal and Ryo Fujii continued to create dangerous opportunities on goal but were unable to score, and the match finished 1-1. LA Galaxy II defender Oscar Sorto also had a solid performance at fullback in the match.
“I thought today that we were able to deal with not only difficult field conditions but a very complicated opponent,” LA Galaxy Academy U18 Head Coach Ante Razov said. “We executed our game plan and created several opportunities on the counter, scoring a fantastic goal. A couple of missed chances kept us from taking all three points. The effort and determination was fantastic. We have everything left to play for.”
The Galaxy U18s return to action on Monday against Fluminense at Richland College at 10:00 a.m. PT. The U18s will then conclude Bracket B play against Chivas de Guadalajara on Wednesday, April 16. The location and time of the third group play match will be announced in the coming days.
LA Galaxy Academy U18 Lineup: Cesar Jerez, Malcolm Jones, Oscar Sorto, Sebastian Velasco, Manuel Padilla, Bradford Jamieson IV, Hugo Gutierrez (Andrew Benitez 88’), Elijah Martin, Ryo Fujii (Jeffrey Quezada 88’), Jaime Villarreal (Christian Chavez 80’), Jack McBean (Adonis Amaya 75’)
LA Galaxy U18 Dallas Cup Schedule
Sunday, April 13 – LA Galaxy Academy U18 1-1 Anderlecht (BEL)
Monday, April 14 vs. Fluminense (BRA) – 10:00 a.m. PT – Richland College
Wednesday, April 16 vs. Chivas Guadalajara (MEX) – TBD