CARSON — The kids continue to be all right for the Galaxy and Coach Curt Onalfo.
Ariel Lassiter (22 years old) and Bradford Jamieson IV (20 years old) provided the Galaxy with all the offense Wednesday, scoring a goal apiece in the second half to lift the club to a 2-0 victory over Sacramento Republic FC in a round of 16 U.S. Open Cup game at StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium.
The Galaxy will face San Jose in the quarterfinals on July 10 at Avaya Stadium.
“Rotating a roster is a luxury,” Onalfo said. “It shows depth. I thought we gave up some counter opportunities because we were really aggressive in our approach in the first half, some of those were youthful errors that led to that, but credit to the guys I thought we did a good job and it feels good to use the entire roster because that was the fifth game in a very busy stretch and we have two more.”
After a scoreless first half, the Galaxy didn’t waste much time getting on the board in the second.
Early in the second half, Jack McInerney set up a Galaxy free kick from approximately 21 yards. Lassiter stepped up and beat the outstretched Sacramento goalkeeper Evan Newton for the first goal.
“When I step on the field, I always want to score, always want to help the team any way I can,” Lassiter said. “Getting a goal tonight is a plus and a confidence booster.
“I didn’t see him (Newton) set up. I knew he really couldn’t see the ball if I was going to hit it right over the wall. I focused on connecting it well and keep it on target and it went in the net.”
Two minutes later in the 49th minute, Jamieson put the finishing touches with a spectacular solo run from midfield, beating several defenders and eventually Newton for the game’s second goal.
“He was very good on both sides of the ball,” Onalfo said of Jamieson.
Onalfo made the first substitute of the game replacing Dave Romney with Jelle Van Damme, trying to preserve both players ahead of Saturday’s MLS game against San…