Sounders beat Galaxy 2-0 in US Open Cup quarters
SEATTLE (AP) — Nate Jaqua scored two second-half goals to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
The win sends Seattle, the defending Cup champion, into the semifinals against Chivas USA on Sept. 1. Chivas earned its spot Tuesday with a 3-1 victory against the Houston Dynamo.
Late in the 50th minute, rookie forward Miguel Montano took a shot that bounced off the underside of the crossbar, but Jaqua was right there to head it into a wide-open net.
Midway through the 62nd minute, a Montano cross from the left side floated right to Jaqua on the far side of the box, and his diving header beat Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders to the back left corner.
Terry Boss earned the shutout for Seattle.