LA Galaxy to Host La Maquina in Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup

The LA Galaxy are set to host amateur side, La Maquina, in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. The match will take place on June 14th or 15th.

The LA Galaxy have found out who they are going to face in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and it is an amateur club from Santa Ana, California. The Galaxy will be looking to win their first U.S. Open Cup since 2005. The team also won the Lamar Hunt trophy in 2001.

Los Angeles will host the match against La Maquina at the StubHub Center on either June 14th or 15th. The amateur side defeated fellow UPSL club, L.A. Wolves, at Westminster High School on June 1st. La Maquina’s, Edwin Borboa, netted two goals in the match.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest soccer cup competition in the Unites States and it is a tournament involving professional and amateur club teams. The competition is a 96-year-old, single-elimination tournament based upon similar competitions played across the world concurrent with domestic league competition. (LAGalaxy.com)

The team has a history of success in the tournament since they started competing in 1999. They have reached the final on four occasions in 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2006. The Galaxy won the trophy two out of those four times.

La Maquina is has a tough task at hand taking on one of the premier teams in the MLS but they will be up for the challenge since they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. It is important to note that the winner of the U.S. Open Cup tournament, receives a berth in the following year’s CONCACAF Champions League.

It will be interesting to see how far the LA Galaxy will be able to progress in this seasons’ tournament. The team will be looking to win the U.S. Open Cup for the third time in their history. Many would expect the Galaxy to get past an amateur team but crazier upsets have happened before.