US Open Cup: LA Galaxy Profit From Bizarre Own-Goal After Pinball Madness In San Jose Box (Video)

Alan Duffy

11th, July 2017

The San Jose Earthquakes booked their place in the US Open Cup semi-finals after a 3-2 win against LA Galaxy on Monday evening.

The goal of the game, came not courtesy of a magnificent long-range drive or an acrobatic overhead kick, but rather via an incredible phase of pinball in the San Jose box, which ultimately ended in an own-goal.

With the score at 3-1 to San Jose and only seven minutes left, LA looked for a late goal from a corner.

After the ball was swung into the box, it pinged around until eventually, Ariel Lassiter struck a goal-bound effort. However, after being heroically blocked on the line, the ball cannoned in off goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.

As the commentator says – “The rebound, the shot, the save, and it’s in”.

Alas, that bizarre goal wasn’t enough for the Galaxy, with San Jose progressing into the semi-finals.

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